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Patat Grecanico 2017

Christian Patat, Grecanico, IGT Terre Siciliane, Sicily, Italy 2017 On grecanico Its full name is grecanico dorato, and is identical to, and so a Sicilian synonym of, garganega, the grape of Soave, in particular clone ISV-CV84 [1]. It is a … Continue reading

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Martinez Marsala NV

Martinez, Marsala Superiore Reserva, Dolce, DOC Marsala, NV, Sicily, Italy On marsala There is a bewildering (for the consumer) range of styles, and ageing requirements [1]: fine – minimum 1 year, including 8 months in barrel superiore – minimum 2 … Continue reading

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Tresa Frappato Sicilia 2015

Feudo di Santa Tresa, Frappato, IGP Terre Siciliana, Sicily, Italy, 2015 About frappato Frappato is grown in Puglia and Sicily. In Sicily it is normally blended with eg nero d’avola and nerello mascalese, being included in some DOCs and one … Continue reading

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I Custodi Etna Rosso 2008

I Custodi delle Vigne dell’Etna, Aetneus, DOC Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy, 2008 The vineyard is at Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northern slopes of Mt Etna at 750m altitude, with sandy volcanic soils; bush trained vines of up to 150 years of … Continue reading

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