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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 is now becoming better known for top quality wines from a range of varietals including Grillo, Cataratto and Nero d’Avola alongside international varieties.

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2016 Archineri Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £27.00

Case of 6 £162.00

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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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2013 Archineri Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £27.64

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2015 Archineri Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 £180.00

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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...

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2015 Contrada Rampante Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £30.00

Case of 6 £180.00

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Soleras 20 Year Old Vergine Riserva

Cantine Rallo

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Bottle 50cl £30.12

Case of 6 £180.70

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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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2011 Vigna Barbagalli

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £66.04

Case of 6 £396.30

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Utterly delicious and hedonistic. Juicy, rich yet savoury fruit. Spice, smoke and floral lift. Wonderful texture, silky and suave offset by bitter cherry and fresh acidity. This is a spellbinding wine which evokes the earthy complexity of this unique terroir in a delightfully drinkable style. Barbagalli 2011 manages to be at once serious, complex and meaningful and joyful. Enchanting.

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2014 Vigna Barbagalli

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £69.00

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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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