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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

SKU 832126
$22.44
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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

There are few wine regions in the world with such an ideal terroir and climate for viticulture as that found on Sicily. This Italian island has been an important center for wine production for several thousand years, with experts claiming that the ancient Greeks were the first to bring wine-making techniques to the island. The almost year-round sunshine and rich, fertile volcanic soil of Sicily makes the vintner's jobs very easy, and grapevines thrive and flourish more or less everywhere on the island. Sicily is widely renowned for its excellent sweet dessert wines, and for fortified wines such as Marsala, yet the popularity of their dry red and white produce is ever rising, thanks to their drinkability and fantastic fruit flavors which really manage to put across the sunny, almost tropical nature of the island they are grown on.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
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There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.