A land surrounded by sea, Sicily has been conquered, pillaged and settled time and time again.
It is fed by constant sunshine and grown on some of the most fertile soils on the planet, the resulting wines brim with life. Grapes are grown all over the island, across an incredibly varied range of climates and aspects. From the tense, mineral whites and red of Mount Etna, to the juicy-deep blends of Vittoria and its surrounds. There are muscular, saline wines from its west coast around Marsala and aromatic dry and sweet bottlings found on the offshore island of Pantelleria.
An increasing number of local winemakers are championing indigenous varietals and working the land in a sustainable way. The resulting wines are thrilling and utterly unique.
Region: Sicily, Italy
Grape Varieties: Vermentino Corso
Size: 75cl bottle
From a small plot of the obscure Vermentino Corso planted over very firm clay-limestone soils. The wine spends a couple of days on skins and is at once taut, structured...