Tenuta Di Castellaro Ypsilon 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Sicily
WA
91
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
This wine is new to my annual tasting lineup. Packaged in a very attractive bottle with an eye-catching purple and orange label, the 2017 Ypsilon is 60% Corinto Nero, 20% Alicante and 20% Nero d'Avola from the Mediterranean island of Salina off the northern coast of Sicily. The bouquet reminds me of a hot-climate Pinot Nero. It shows sweet cherry fruit, wild raspberry, blue flowers and candied orange peel. This is a bright, buoyant and fragrant red wine that also delivers the frankness and good cheer of Sicilian winemaking. There is a note of sweetness on the close, but the wine is nicely balanced by fresh acidity. Only stainless steel is used for both fermentation and aging. Some 12,000 bottles were produced.
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Tenuta Di Castellaro Ypsilon 2017 750ml

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WA
91
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
This wine is new to my annual tasting lineup. Packaged in a very attractive bottle with an eye-catching purple and orange label, the 2017 Ypsilon is 60% Corinto Nero, 20% Alicante and 20% Nero d'Avola from the Mediterranean island of Salina off the northern coast of Sicily. The bouquet reminds me of a hot-climate Pinot Nero. It shows sweet cherry fruit, wild raspberry, blue flowers and candied orange peel. This is a bright, buoyant and fragrant red wine that also delivers the frankness and good cheer of Sicilian winemaking. There is a note of sweetness on the close, but the wine is nicely balanced by fresh acidity. Only stainless steel is used for both fermentation and aging. Some 12,000 bottles were produced.
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Sicily
Overview
Rated 91 - This wine is new to my annual tasting lineup. Packaged in a very attractive bottle with an eye-catching purple and orange label, the 2017 Ypsilon is 60% Corinto Nero, 20% Alicante and 20% Nero d'Avola from the Mediterranean island of Salina off the northern coast of Sicily. The bouquet reminds me of a hot-climate Pinot Nero. It shows sweet cherry fruit, wild raspberry, blue flowers and candied orange peel. This is a bright, buoyant and fragrant red wine that also delivers the frankness and good cheer of Sicilian winemaking. There is a note of sweetness on the close, but the wine is nicely balanced by fresh acidity. Only stainless steel is used for both fermentation and aging. Some 12,000 bottles were produced.
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Region: Sicily

For thousands of years, Sicily has been producing high quality wines of several different styles which are consistently enjoyed all over the world. The ancient Greeks may have been the first to recognize how perfect this island was for viticulture, but today a huge area of Sicily is covered in vineyards growing plenty of different grape varietals and resulting in some of Italy's finest wines. This unique wine region produces a considerable percentage of Italy's overall wines, and it isn't difficult to see how wineries have flourished on the island. With beautiful year-round sunshine, cooling sea breezes helping the grapes reach full ripeness, along with the highly fertile volcanic soil which is typical of Sicily, it should come as no surprise this is one of Europe's oldest and most productive wine regions.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.