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SICILY

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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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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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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2015 Contrada Rampante Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £33.00

Case of 6 £198.00

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2010 Vigna Barbagalli

Pietradolce

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Case of 3 x 75cl £331.80

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An extremely appealing and deliciously complex wine with a bouquet of wild cherries, sweet spices and exotic smoke with a hint of lavender. The palate is bursting with juicy, savoury fruits with notes of sour cherries and raspberries. Sensuous and complex, with a fine structure and a refreshing finish, this wine has the capacity to age for another ten years...

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2010 Vigna Barbagalli, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £110.60

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 Vigna Barbagalli

Pietradolce

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Case 6 x 75cl £480.00

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A beautiful wine that shows Etna reds at their best. So impressive and enjoyable. Silky smooth with red fruits of raspberries and cherries that leap from the glass and delicious sweet spices on the long finish. This is a wine that with everything in perfect balance. With only 2,000 bottles made, this is one to snap up while you can.Armit...

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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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