Sun-drenched Sicily, ancient culture of wine comes of age with teriffic value vino!
The island of Sicily offers up a terroir-trifecta for the grapevine! Hilly and mountaneous with loads of sun and little rain Sicily is well positioned to produce excellent vino and that is exactly what it is doing and for incredible value. With a history of wine culture that dates back to the eighth century B.C. this fertile sun-drenched land coupled with its Mediterranean positioning is an oasis for the grapevine.
And now with the modernization of the industry embracing state-of-the-art enology coupled with tradition Sicily has come of age. Whether focusing on the indigenous grape varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese and Grillo or the international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio this island is garnering lots of attention from many wine lovers and critics alike.
Pinot Grigio, one of the most popular white wines today is typically a crowd pleaser, fresh and crisp with inviting aromas that include apple, pear and melon, sometimes with floral, and sometimes mineral notes too. Sicily’s Montalto’s Pinot Grigio offers up great fruit on the nose including apple and melon…. there is a touch of minerality too with a finish that stays for the final act!
Montalto’s Nero D’avola Cabernet Sauvignon also showcases the quality and expression of the terroir of Sicily.
The colour is deep red in colour, the aroma and the flavour seduces with dark fruit and spice. It is medium bodied with a once again a long finish that satisfies and beckons another sip, and another….
Wines available through www.selectwines.ca
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