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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and has a rich vinous history dating back over 2500 years. Its classic Mediterranean climate and soil has resulted in an area not only ideal for winemaking, but also olives and citrus fruit which are key exports. Mount Etna dominates the landscape, providing mineral-rich dark soil, and vineyards are being planted higher up the slope. Historically more famous for the production of Marsala, serious transformation is taking place. Sicily wines are now becoming better known for top quality, from a range of varietals including Grillo, Cataratto and Nero d’Avola alongside international varieties.

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Intense aromas of blackberries and black cherries with a note of chocolate and spice. Velvety smooth on the palate with rich black fruit flavours, some notes of coffee and a touch of black pepper. Good chewy tannins to balance and lingering black fruit flavours on the finish.

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2012 Syrah Organic, Cantine Rallo

Bottle 75cl £16.10

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape. Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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A unique wine from pre-phylloxera, 100 year old Nerello Mascalese, whose yields are minute and produce less than half a bottle of wine per vine. The result is an extraordinary achievement. Powerful, concentrated morello cherry combines with violet, raspberry coulis and impressive herbal and spicy scents. There are full, mouthcoating tannins and incredible, wild florals alongside a crunchy acidity. The...

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character. It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity. Bright redcurrant, dried rose-petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents. This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness. This is a serious wine which demands food...

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Just 5000 bottles were produced of this wonderful new Cru. The 90 year old vines are located at 900m above sea level on the volcano’s steep northern slopes, weathered by gusty sea winds and drenched in sunlight. The wine is a marvellous contrast to Pietradolce’s fine red Crus, as they aim to extract the character of Etna’s contrada. The wine...

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This stunning Nerello Mascalese is alive with energy, embodying orange peel freshness and bright ripe cherry and cranberry fruit. Beautifully nuanced with a richly velveteen texture, the delicate undercurrent of tarry minerals and wild herbal ungrowth provide a fascinating appeal that leads through to the final flourishes on its long finish. A triumphant wine. Armit Wines

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character.  It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity.  Bright redcurrant, dried rose petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents.  This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness.  This is a serious wine which demands...

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Every year this fantastic rosé is a favourite of Armit Wines’ staff.  Soft ripe nectarine, raspberry coulis and cranberry combine to create a wonderfully summery, attractive wine with vibrant crunchy redcurrant acidity.  Dry, crisp elegant and full – the finish is long with a hint of soft orange peel which lingers.  This will undoubtedly be a sell out yet again.

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2016 Rosato, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £16.50

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A brand new Cru, of just 1800 bottles,, we have just a handful of cases available. This wine is a labour of love, made from carefully selected 100 year old vines and vinified in French oak vats, allowing for a long skin maceration which has helped to develop an intense texture, which still crackles with minerals and spice. Lemon peel,...

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2012 Syrah Organic

Cantine Rallo

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Bottle 75cl £16.10

Case of 6 £96.60

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Intense aromas of blackberries and black cherries with a note of chocolate and spice. Velvety smooth on the palate with rich black fruit flavours, some notes of coffee and a touch of black pepper. Good chewy tannins to balance and lingering black fruit flavours on the finish.

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2012 Syrah Organic, Cantine Rallo

Bottle 75cl £16.10

2016 Rosato

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £16.50

Case of 6 £99.00

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Every year this fantastic rosé is a favourite of Armit Wines’ staff.  Soft ripe nectarine, raspberry coulis and cranberry combine to create a wonderfully summery, attractive wine with vibrant crunchy redcurrant acidity.  Dry, crisp elegant and full – the finish is long with a hint of soft orange peel which lingers.  This will undoubtedly be a sell out yet again.

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2016 Rosato, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £16.50

2008 Passito de Pantelleria

Cantine Rallo

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Bottle 50cl £22.16

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Intense and heady aromas lead to an unctuous texture with flavours of date, apricot, fruit cake and orange blossom. While very rich and powerful on the palate, it is balanced with beautifully crisp, refreshing acidity.

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2011 Archineri Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £26.14

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A very complex wine with refreshing forest fruit and exotic spice notes on the nose. Succulent, wild cherry and juicy strawberry fruit flavours are balanced by a fine mineral quality and delicate tannins. Drink this magnificent wine from release and over the next few years.

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2017 Archineri Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 £180.00

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape. Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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Soleras 20 Year Old Vergine Riserva

Cantine Rallo

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Bottle 50cl £30.12

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Deep golden in colour with delicate scents of almonds. A refined and elegant palate with layers of complexity, richness and mouthcoating nutty flavours. Very smooth and intense with incredibly long length.

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2016 Contrada Rampante Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £33.00

Case of 6 £198.00

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This stunning Nerello Mascalese is alive with energy, embodying orange peel freshness and bright ripe cherry and cranberry fruit. Beautifully nuanced with a richly velveteen texture, the delicate undercurrent of tarry minerals and wild herbal ungrowth provide a fascinating appeal that leads through to the final flourishes on its long finish. A triumphant wine. Armit Wines

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2016 Santo Spirito Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £33.00

Case of 6 £198.00

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Just 5000 bottles were produced of this wonderful new Cru. The 90 year old vines are located at 900m above sea level on the volcano’s steep northern slopes, weathered by gusty sea winds and drenched in sunlight. The wine is a marvellous contrast to Pietradolce’s fine red Crus, as they aim to extract the character of Etna’s contrada. The wine...

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2016 Archineri Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £33.00

Case of 6 £198.00

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character. It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity. Bright redcurrant, dried rose-petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents. This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness. This is a serious wine which demands food...

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2015 Archineri Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £33.00

Case of 6 £198.00

Case of 6 x 75cl £195.60

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character.  It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity.  Bright redcurrant, dried rose petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents.  This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness.  This is a serious wine which demands...

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2014 Vigna Barbagalli

Pietradolce

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Case of 6 x 75cl £435.60

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A unique wine from pre-phylloxera, 100 year old Nerello Mascalese, whose yields are minute and produce less than half a bottle of wine per vine.  The result is an extraordinary achievement, particularly in 2014 which was an excellent vintage in Sicily.  Powerful, concentrated morello cherry combines with violet, raspberry coulis and impressive herbal and spicy scents.  There are full, mouthcoating...

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2015 Sant'Andrea Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £80.00

Case of 6 £480.00

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A brand new Cru, of just 1800 bottles,, we have just a handful of cases available. This wine is a labour of love, made from carefully selected 100 year old vines and vinified in French oak vats, allowing for a long skin maceration which has helped to develop an intense texture, which still crackles with minerals and spice. Lemon peel,...

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SICILY WINE REGION

Discover the broad range of Sicilian wines from our diverse selection. For a red wine with fruity undertones, try the Beleda Catarratto from Cantine Rallo. Made with primarily Catarratto grapes, the producers vary the remaining grapes each year, so no two vintages are the same. For a dry and crisp white, Pietradolce produce their Rosato – a summery and vibrant Sicilian wine, with a slight acidic undertone. Browse our range of wines from Sicily to find the next addition to your wine cellar.

PRODUCERS OF THE SICILY WINE REGION

Armit Wines proudly supplies Sicilian wines from two producers: Cantine Rallo and Pietradolce. Cantine Rallo has a long history, established in 1860 to produce both table wine and Marsala. Pietradolce has quite a different history. Opening in 2005, the Pietradolce vineyard is situated on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. The producers’ modern approach to viticulture has seen them labelled as one of the Sicily wine region’s most respected producers in only a very short space of time.

Discover our range of Sicilian wines and order online today.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0600 web@armitwines.co.uk

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