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Feudo Maccari Saia 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - From the Noto area of southern Sicily, the 2014 Sicilia Saia is a pure expression of Nero d'Avola that reflects some of the...
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Morgante Nero D'avola Riserva Don Antonio Sicilia Igt 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Fine-grained tannins are layered with a creamy mix of crushed black cherry, dried thyme and citrus peel notes in this harmonious,...
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Pietradolce Etna Rosso Vigna Barbagalli 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - A very pretty red with berry, cherry and floral character. Some chalk, too. Medium body, firm and lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful...
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Planeta Cometa Sicilia Igt 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - A rich and flavorful fiano with dried apple, pear and lemon aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and delicious. Lots of cooked apple...
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Planeta Etna Rosso 2014 750ml

Good full red. Aromas of red cherry, menthol and fresh herbs, with some obvious minerality. Simple, easygoing and suave on the palate, offering...
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Planeta Nerello Mascalese Eruzione 1614 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Sicilia Nerello Mascalese Eruzione 1614 is a drier and more mineral-driven expression compared to its peers. The bouquet...
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2014 Italy Sicily

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.

The beautiful island of Sicily has been growing grapevines and producing wines for thousands of years, ever since the ancient Greeks first landed on its golden shores and noticed the island's true potential as a haven for quality grapes. Today, the island is one of Italy's primary wine regions, and even though over eighty percent of Sicily's grapevines are used for the production of sweet fortified wines, the remaining wineries making other wine styles are renowned around the world for their quality and character. Indeed, Sicilian wineries are famed for their ability to capture something of the sun-drenched region in their wines, and the vines they cultivate benefit enormously from the almost constant sunshine and the incredibly fertile volcanic soils which typify the island.