Category Archives: Sicilian Wines

Tasted at Vinitaly: Duca di Salaparuta and Florio

The visit to the Cantine Florio¬† was one of the highlights of the Sicilia En Primeur tasting I attended last year, so when Benedetta Poretti wrote to tell me she was presenting a new wine at Vinitaly, I told her … Continue reading

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Tasted during Sicilia En Primeur: Benanti

Our last visit was to Benanti, which is located on the lower slopes of Mount Etna and boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards I have seen, truly ancient Carricante vines trained in the Alberello style planted on steeply sloping … Continue reading

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Barone Di Villagrande: A Few Older Vintages

The evening of Sicilia En Primeur’s Gala Dinner at Taormina I wandered about taking pictures until most of the guests had already taken their seats, and therefore found myself sitting outside, enjoying the view of the gardens of Naxos with … Continue reading

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Wines tasted at the Sicilia En Primeur Presentation

After visiting the Marsala region, we transferred to Mount Etna for the Sicilia En Primeur Tasting. Given the number of wines — 194 — and the time allotted — a day — I tasted a selection, picking wines and wineries … Continue reading

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Tasted in Sicily: Caruso & Minini

Caruso & Minini have their cellars in Marsala but work inland, with more than a hundred hectares of vineyards about 20 km from the coast, between Marsala and Salemi, in a hilly area that was quite beautiful until a Dutch … Continue reading

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Tasted in Sicily: Duca di Salaparuta and Cantine Florio

This spring I was fortunate enough to be invited to Sicilia En Primeur, and had the option of arriving a day early to explore a wine region; I am sorry to be so slow in posting this, but this is … Continue reading

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