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  • 1. Wines of Sicily I Tuesday 2 October 2012 London
  • 2. 8 Isole Eolie Palermo Messina Trapani 6 7 3Isole 4 5Egadi 2 9 1 6 Enna Caltanissetta 8 2 Catania Agrigento 7 Siracusa 1 3 5 Pantelleria 4 Ragusa Sicilia orientale Sicilia occidentale 1 Pantelleria 1 Etna 2 Marsala-Trapani 2 Piazza Armerina-Caltagirone 3 Erice 3 Vittoria 4 Alcamo-Segesta 4 Noto 5 Palermo-Monreale 5 Siracusa 6 Terre Sicane 6 Messina Faro 7 Agrigento 7 Nebrodi-Mamertino 8 Castelli Nisseni 8 Isole Eolie 9 Madonie-Contea di Sclafani
  • 3. IntroductionThe quality of production in Sicily has taken leaps and bounds compared to some thirty years ago. Until the early80’s Sicily was primarily producing vast quantities of bulk wine used for blending wines in the north of Italy andoften shipped as far as France.The most significant changes in Sicily’s production took place in the mid-eighties thanks to a number of familyestates including Planeta, Donnafugata and Tasca d’Almerita, who still today are among the benchmarks of Sicilianwines and place Sicily on the global map in terms of international acclaim and reliable quality production.Over the past 20 years IRVOS (Istituto Regionale Vini e Olii Sicilia - Sicily’s Regional Institute for Wine and OliveOil) has contributed enormously to establishing vineyard management, research and clonal selection of its mainindigenous varietals such as Nero d’Avola, Carricante, Nerello Mascalese, Catarratto and Inzolia, which todayconstitute the new image of Sicilian wines produced by a number of emerging quality wineries beginning to play agrowing role in the international arena.The second important ‘Renaissance’ currently taking place with Sicilian wine is communicating this potential ofquality to the rest of the world. We are targeting international markets, taking part in international shows, as well asorganising events with importers and opinion leaders, in order to communicate the excellence of our wines and theuniqueness of our territory.Sicily today has 23 DOC areas of production and one DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Sicily boasts a total of112,725 ha. of vineyard, of which 71,967 ha, (63.8%) hectares are planted to white varietals and 40,508hectares (35.9%) are planted to red varietals. The standard bearers by far of Sicilian wine in terms of plantings andpopularity is the red varietal Nero d’Avola and the indigenous white variety Catarratto.Nero d’Avola does well in most of Sicily’s appellation areas, because it is a terroir wine, changing its character,depending on where it is planted. If you are looking to produce a modern style of wine, characterized by arounded, fruity appeal and easy drinking, then Menfi and Sambuca in western Sicily are the best areas to plantNero d’Avola, whereas if you are looking for a more complex Cru showing elegance, aromas and acidity with goodageing potential, then the area of Noto, Vittoria and Ragusa in the southeast are excellent areas. Contea di Sclafaniin the centre of Sicily is another area with excellent potential, yielding age-worthy structured wines with bold fruit.The most recent trend-setter in Sicily can be found on the unique volcanic slopes of Etna. Its terraced vineyards ofancient bush-trained vines produce wines of depth and finesse characterised by minerality and elegance, similar toBurgundy wines. Top bottlings of Etna Rosso DOC are made from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio whileEtna Bianco DOC is made predominantly with Carricante grapes. These wines have gained a lot of attention onaccount of their unique quality and subtle aromatic profile.Dario CartabellottaDirectorIstituto Regionale Vini e Olii di SiciliaPalermo – October 2012 i
  • 4. Wines of Sicily Tasting 2012 Table Plan ii
  • 5. Map Contents Inside Front CoverIntroduction Page iTable Plan Page iiContents & Index Page iiiStatistics Pages iv - vIndigenous Grape Varieties Pages vi - viiiSicilian Producer UK Importer Table/Page No.Abraxas Seeking UK Representation 37Alessandro di Camporeale Bianca Trading Co. Ltd 34Arianna Occhipinti Les Caves de Pyrene 33Baglio dei Fenicotteri Seeking UK Representation 22Benanti Les Caves de Pyrene 32C.S.Viticultori Associati Canicattì Vinum 26Calatrasi 31Casà Azienda Vitivinicola Seeking UK Representation 30Castelluccimiano Seeking UK Representation 29Colomba Bianca Guy Anderson Wines 28Cos Les Caves de Pyrene 33Costantino Azienda Agr. Seeking UK Representation 27Curto Antica Az. Agraria Seeking UK Representation 25De Bartoli, Marco Les Caves de Pyrene 33De Gregorio, Cantine Seeking UK Representation 20Donna di Coppe Seeking UK Representation 23Feudo Disisa Seeking UK Representation 24Feudo Principi di Butera Zonin UK 11Gatti, Tenuta Seeking UK Representation 21Gregorio, Marchesi de Seeking UK Representation 16Limonio Seeking UK Representation 19Luna Sicana Seeking UK Representation 18Maccari, Feudo Italian Continental Stores 17Montalto, Barone Seeking UK Representation 15Nicosia, Cantine The Wine Society / Vinexus 14Ottoventi Seeking UK Representation 13Pellegrino, Carlo Hallgarten Druitt 12Planeta Enotria Winecellars 6Rallo, Cantine Armit Wines 38Rapitalà Matthew Clark 10Riofavara Thorman Hunt 35Russo, Cantine Seeking UK Representation 9Salaparuta, Duca di Moreno Wines 8Santa Tresa Charles Cramer/Ehrmanns 7Settesoli, Cantine Enotria Winecellars 5Spadafora Seeking UK Representation 3Tasca d’Almerita Berkmann Wine Cellars 2Valle dell’Acate Thorman Hunt 36Villa Scaminaci Seeking UK Representation 4Zabù, Tenimenti Liberty Wines 1 iii
  • 6. Sicilian Wine Growing in Figures Ed, Regional Observatory of Viticulture (IRVV)Surface area of vines: 112,725 hectares plus circa 19,000 hectares in holdings(Source: IRVV 2011 from data provided by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Forests)Surface area of white grapes: 71,967 hectares (63.8%)Surface area of black grapes: 40,508 hectares (35.9%)Surface area planted with vines per province:2011Province Hectares %Trapani 65,031.19 57.69%Agrigento 19,049.72 16.90%Palermo 15,431.65 13.69%Caltanissetta 5,447.62 4.83%Catania 3,181.15 2.82%Syracuse 1,840.61 1.63%Ragusa 1,536.81 1.36%Messina 885.35 .79%Enna 329.39 .29%Total 112,733.49 100.00%Source: Ass. Reg. Risorse Agricole e Alimentari U.O. 30 – Interventi OCM vitivinicola iv
  • 7. Principal wine grape varieties in Sicily2011Variety Hectares %Catarratto Bianco comune 30,368 26.94%Nero d’Avola 18,296 16.23%Catarratto Bianco lucido 7,389 6.55%Inzolia 6,783 6.02%Grillo 6,098 5.41%Trebbiano toscano 5,451 4.84%Syrah 5,424 4.81%Chardonnay 4,968 4.41%Merlot 4,659 4.13%Grecanico 4,557 4.04%Nerello Mascalese 3,698 3.28%Cabernet Sauvignon 3,544 3.14%Zibibbo 1,768 1.57%Sangiovese 1,527 1.35%Viognier 1,179 1.05%Pinot Grigio 1,157 1.03%Frappato 803 0.71%Nerello Cappuccio 684 0.61%Perricone 334 0.30%Sauvignon 328 0.29%Vermentino 281 0.25%Alicante Bouschet 279 0.25%Damaschino 275 0.24%Moscato Bianco 257 0.23%Fiano 254 0.23%Malvasia Bianca 230 0.20%Petit Verdot 225 0.20%Cabernet Franc 213 0.19%Pinot Nero 212 0.19%Muller-Thurgau 176 0.16%Carricante 146 0.13%Ciliegiolo 121 0.11%Barbera 100 0.09%Malvasia di Lipari 99 0.09%Altre 850 0.73%Total Sicily 112,734 100.00%Source: Ass. Reg, Risorse Agricole e Alimentari U.O. 30 – Interventi OCM vitivinicola v
  • 8. IndigenousWhite Sicilian Grape VarietiesAlbanelloAlbanello is one of the historic vines grown in the Syracuse district where it has gradually dwindled to a few specimens, whilstsome random stocks can still be found in the Ragusa vineyards. It is usually vinified together with other grapes. The wine isparticularly delicate, with a deep straw-yellow colour, a rich suite of aromas and a well-structured taste. Syracuse district.Ansonica or InzoliaIt is one of the longest grown grapes in Sicily. Mentioned by Pliny by the name of “Irziola”, popularly known as “Inzolia-vranca”to distinguish it from “Inzolia-nigra” and is also described by Cupani (1696) and Sestini (1760). Widely spread over the wholeisland, it competes with other white wines and is frequently blended with Catarratto. Locally it is also consumed as a table grape.A delicate wine when made as a single varietal with a greenish straw-yellow colour, scents characteristic of the grape, neutral tothe taste, quite full-bodied, good percentage of alcohol, balanced acidity and smoothness. All of Sicily, except the province ofEnna.CarricanteHistorical vine from the Etna area where it has been cultivated since time immemorial. Described by Sestini (1760) in hismemoirs about Mascali wines, its name is due to the high production it is able to give. Particularly fine wine, straw-yellow colourwith green tinges, good aromatic structure with sweet and floral aroma of herbs. It has a good taste structure, warm, full-bodied,characterised by a high level of fixed acids which makes it particularly adaptable for wood aging and conservation. Province ofCatania.Catarratto Bianco communeHistorical Sicilian vine which has been cultivated since time immemorial. It was popularly called “Catarratu vrancu”, describedby Cupani (1696) and Sestini (1760). Pastena (1970) cites foru catarratis cultivated in Sicily. Found all over the Island, itscultivation is particularly wide in the provinces of Trapani and Palermo. Catarratto forms part of the composition of many whiteSicilian wines. The wine is straw-yellow coloured with a tendency to gold with a good aromatic profile with fruity smells and floralnotes, its taste is characterized by a strong presence of alcohol and a good structure, neutral in flavour, quite acidic and with atendency to a smooth taste. All of Sicily except the province of Enna.DamaschinoQuoted by Mendola (1885), it is supposed to have arrived in Sicily during the Arabic domination, especially in the Trapani area.It was used mostly for replanting vineyards in the Marsalese area after the phylloxera invasion. Its cultivation is restricted to theprovinces of Trapani and Agrigento. It is usually used to blend with other grapes. The wine is fine, early drinking, straw yellow,with a delicate and pleasant bouquet, neutral flavour, quite harmonic. Not capable of much ageing. Province of Agrigento andTrapani.Grecanico DoratoThe origin of these grapes, cultivated for centuries in Sicily, is unknown. It is perhaps the same grape that Cupani (1696)described as Sicilian grapes called “Grecani”. Historically, it is widespread in the provinces of Trapani and Agrigento. Scatteredplants can be found in many Sicilian vineyards. Fine wine with a golden yellow colour, quite alcoholic, with a neutral scent andtaste, fresh and harmonious. Provinces of Agrigento, Trapani and Palermo. vi
  • 9. Malvasia di LipariIt belongs to the large group of ‘Malvasie’ cultivated in Italy. Presumably introduced by the Greek colonizers in the 4thcentury BC, it is mentioned in the works of numerous Roman authors. Cupani (1696) describes it with the name “Malvagia”,from the vulgar “Marvascia”. Notwithstanding the name, the Malvasia of Lipari is cultivated above all on the island Salinaand to a much lesser degree on the other Aeolian islands; it is present also in a few vineyards in the Messina and Cataniaterritories. Traditionally vinified to produce the famous DOC Malvasia delle Lipari passito (sweet) wine. The grapes are pickedat the advanced stage of ripening; before being vinified they are laid out to dry on racks. The wine is aromatic, with intenseherbaceous and floral scents, notes of honey and dried apricots; the taste is sweet, warm and aromatic with balanced acidityand taste. Province of Messina.Minnella BiancaDescribed by Sestini (1760), it has been cultivated for centuries exclusively in the Etna territory, where vines are still presentamongst Nerello Mascalese and Carricante vineyards. Its name derives from “Minna” (breast) such is the shape of the grapes. Inthe past the grapes were used to give more softness to the Etna-area wines, which were typically rich in acidity and tannins.Generally if forms part of the blend of the local wines of the Etna area. Vinified as a single varietal, it is a wine of astraw yellow colour with a select range of aromas and a tendency towards a soft taste and little crispness. Provinciadi Catania.Moscato BiancoBelongs to the ‘Moscati’ group, dubbed by the ancients “Vitis Apianae” due to their sweetness and to the fact that it attractedhoney bees. Cupani (1657-1710) refers to a “Muscateddu Vrancu” as a synonym of the Vitis Apinae cited by Pliny. It has beencultivated in the province of Syracuse since ancient times. It is thought to be linked to the ancient “Vinum Balintium” producedwith “Moscadello dolce” grapes and praised by Pliny, Fazello and other Roman historians. It is vinified to produce the Moscatodi Siracusa and the Moscato di Noto. When vinified naturally a lovely light golden wine is produced and a pleasant Moscatoaroma is obtained. Provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa.Moscato d’Alessandria or ZibibboBelongs to the ‘Moscati’ group, dubbed by the ancients “Vitis Apianae” due to their sweetness and to the fact that it attractedhoney bees. Cultivated in Sicily presumably since Phoenician times, this variety was used especially as a table grape, bothfresh and dried; its name originates from the Arabic “Zibibbo”, still used in Sicily today to indicate preserved dried grapes.Traditionally vinified to produce aromatic white wines, amongst which the important wines DOC Moscato and Moscato Passitodi Pantelleria. The latter is of an intense yellow colour, presenting inebriating scents of apricots, flowers, honey, when tasted it issweet, full-bodied, warm and sapid, with a balanced acidity and smoothness, pleasurably harmonic. It is used to produce dryaromatic wines. Province of Trapani.RedAlicante or GrénacheAlso known as “Granaccio”, it was probably brought to Sicily by both the French and the British in the 18th century. It is grown inboth the Catania and Messina districts. In the Etna vineyards it is still possible to find old ungrafted plants. Purple-red colour, withgrapey and fruity hints, a delicate taste, less full-bodied yet balanced and well-shaped; ideal for early consumption. Catania andMessina districts. vii
  • 10. Corinto NeroNative of Greece, it grows in many vineyard areas in Europe, especially Greece and Turkey. In Sicily it is grown on the AeolianIslands, mainly on the island of Salina. Gallus (1595) refers to it as “dark sea grapes”, while Molon (1906) describes it as darkPasserina. Cupani (1696), in his Hortus Catholicus and Phanphyton Siculum distinguishes three varieties of Corinto, commonlyknown as Tuccarino, Tuccarineddu or Niuridduzzo and “Tuccarino cù cocci”. Cupani himself mentions sun-dried Corinto grapes,referring to them as “Passulina del nostro Regno” (Raisins of our Reign). Its grapes, usually sun-dried on trellises, account for5-8% of the composition of the DOC wine Malvasia delle Lipari. Made as single grape varietal, it produces a pale ruby redwine, with intense, slightly spiced perfume, moderately full-bodied, generally soft. Province of Messina.FrappatoIn his memoirs about the Vittoria wines, Sestini describes it as a wine of uncertain origin. It is still cultivated in Vittoria and iscommon in the area of Ragusa and Siracusa, generally in association with Nero d’Avola. It is not widespread in the other Sicilianprovinces. The grapes, when produced as a single varietal, make excellent wine with a ruby red colour, not too intense andbright, strong wine aromas, fruity and flowery, full-bodied on average, balanced tannin, fresh and soft taste, very harmonious.Provinces of Ragusa, Siracusa and Catania.Nerello CappuccioIts name indicates the habit of the foliage hides the bunches like a cape. It is a very ancient vine cultivated with other vinesmainly in the provinces of Catania and Messina. It is a fine, ruby-coloured wine, with a winey, fruity aroma, good taste structure;it is ideal for a wine for immediate consumption. When vinified with Nerello mascalese it produces long-lasting wines; it is alsoused to produce DOC Etna Rosso and Etna rosato. Provinces of Catania, Messina, Agrigento and Enna.Nerello MascaleseIt belongs to the historical group of the “Nigrelli” vines described by Sestini (1760) in his memoirs on wines from the county ofMascali. Traditionally grown as a small bush, it is the most diffused vine in the Mount Etna area where it has been cultivatedsince time immemorial. It presumably has ties with the ancient wines of Etna celebrated by Homer and Roman historians. Thewine is elegant and of a great character, with a tendency to be tannic, it is ruby red in colour with granite hues; the excellentstructure and the good aromatic structure make it suitable for ageing. Provinces of Catania, Messina, Agrigento and Enna.Nero d’AvolaMentioned by Cupani (1696), but it is still uncertain when it dates back to. It is linked to the ancient wines that went by thenames of “Calabresi di Augusta” and “Vini di Vittoria”. The name Calabrese derives presumably from the two old Sicilian words“Calea”-“Aulisi”, or grape of Avola, referring to the place where it was originally picked. It is the king of Sicilian grapes, grownin all areas of the island, where it finds the best place to express its qualities. The wines distinguish themselves from one anotherdepending on the cultivation area of the vine. They have rich personalities, of intense ruby red colour, an excellent array ofaromas with fruity, floral and spicy notes, very well-structured taste, tannic, full-bodied, balanced acidity and smoothness, andoverall very harmonic. All of Sicily.NoceraA very similar vine to the Nerelli varieties. It has traditionally been grown in the area of Messina since ancient times. It is believedto be linked to the historic “Mamertinum” wines and the “Zancle” wines which were praised by ancient Romans. Real tracesof ancient history can be found in the vineyards of the province of Messina. Plants are also present sparsely in the vineyardsof the provinces of Catania, Syracuse and Ragusa. The wine obtained from single grape is of a strong ruby red colour withpurple touches, a good suite of aromas, full-bodied, rich in fixed acid, alcohol and tannins. Provinces of Messina, Catania andSiracusa.PerriconeThis grape is typical of Western Sicily where growing has taken place since time immemorial. It is cultivated in limited quantitiesin the provinces of Palermo and Trapani; it is also found in the provinces of Agrigento and Messina. Wine made with singlegrape giving a quite intense ruby red colour, typical wine-like fragrance, quite full-bodied, moderately tannic, overall well-balanced, ready to consume. Provinces of Agrigento, Palermo and Trapani. viii
  • 11. Vigneti Zabù SRL 1 TABLEVigneti Zabù SRL Liberty WinesS.S. 188 Contrada Anguilla, Snc Unit D18-23, The Food Market92017 Sambuca di Sicilia New Covent GardenSicily London SW8 5LLT: +39 085 9067388 T: 020 7720 5350F: +39 085 9067389 E: W: Contact: David Gleave MWContact: Marco ScarinciVineyard area: 40 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Grillo, NerelloAnnual production: 300,000 bottles Mascalese, Inzolia, Chardonnay, ShirazRegion: AgrigentoTenimenti Zabù is a young, 5 year old company located in one of the most historic areas for viticulture in thecomune of Sambuca di Sicilia in Sicily. The vineyards are situated on the hills surrounding the Arancio lake, whichprovides a vital source during the hottest months and allows the grapes to ripen perfectly. In 2010, Farnese joinedforces with a local cooperative winery, providing the necessary knowledge and technical assistance from winemakerFilippo Baccalaro to produce excellent quality wines from the fantastic vineyards in the area.1. Il Passo 2010, IGT Sicilia 3. Chiantari Inzolia - Chardonnay 2011, IGT Sicilia 100% Nerello Mascalese - 6 months in French oak barriques - 13% alc. 60% Inzolia, 40% Chardonnay - 13% alc. RRP £13.99 n/a2. Chiantari Nero d’Avola 2012, IGT Sicilia 4. Zabu’ Grillo 2011, IGT Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 6 months in French oak barriques - 14% alc. 100% Grillo – 12.5% alc. n/a n/a € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 1
  • 12. 2 Tasca dʼAlmeritaTABLE Tasca d’Almerita Berkmann Wine Cellars Via dei Fiori 13, 10-12 Brewery Road 90129 Palermo London Sicily N7 9NH T: +39 0916 459711 T: 020 7609 4711 F: +39 0914 26703 F: 020 7607 0018 E: E: W: Contact: Kathy Sturge Contact: Yoni Annet Westendorp Vineyard area: 500 hectares Varieties planted: Inzolia, Grecanico, Catarratto, Annual production: 3,000,000 bottles Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Traminer Aromatico, Moscato, Region: Regaleali, Etna, Isole Eolie, Isola Mozia, Malvasia, Viognier, Semillon, Grillo, Nero d’Avola, Camporeale Nerello Mascalese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Perricone, Pinot Nero, Syrah In 1830, two brothers Don Lucio and Don Carmelo Mastrogiovanni Tasca bought the Regaleali estate, formerly a feudal domain of 1200 ha. in the countryside surrounding Sclafani. Tasca d’Almerita was first in Sicily to introduce short pruning techniques to obtain grapes of superior quality through smaller yields per hectare, first to exploit local Inzolia and Nero d’Avola vines, to use moderate aging in barrels (in the 1970’s with Nero d’Avola) and to experiment with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the use of soft presses and temperature-controlled fermentation vats for the preservation of aromatic richness. Regaleali, the main hub, extends across for 500 hectares amidst a dramatic hilly landscape at the edge of the provinces of Palermo and Caltanissetta. Then there is Mozia in the province of Trapani with Grillo vineyards, Capofaro on Salina island with Malvasia and the Sciarananova and Boccadorzo estates on Etna as well as the Sallier de la Tour estate mainly devoted to Syrah (Shiraz) and Viognier. 1. Leone d’Almerita 2011, Sicilia IGT 3. Tascante 2009, Sicilia IGT 46% Catarratto, 36% Pinot Bianco, 17% Sauvignon, 1% Traminer 100% Nerello Mascalese – aged in 30 & 60 hl. oak botti for 18 months – Aromatico - 13% alc. 14.5% alc. RRP £13.99 - 14.99 RRP £34.99 2. Nozze d’Oro 2010, DOC Contea di Sclafani 4. Rosso del Conte 2007, DOC Contea di Sclafani 78% Inzolia, 22% Sauvignon Tasca - aged on lees for 4 – 5 months - 55% Nero d’Avola, 17% Perricone, 28% other red varieties - 18 months in 12.5% alc. new French Allier & Tronçais 225l. barrels – 13.5% alc. RRP £15.99 - 16.99 RRP £ 44.99 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 2
  • 13. Spadafora dei Principi di 3 Spadafora TABLESpadafora dei Principi di Spadafora Seeking UK RepresentationVia Ausonia 9090144 PalermoSicilyT: +39 0915 14952E: info@spadafora.comW: www.spadafora.comContact: Francesco SpadaforaVineyard area: 95 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Cappuccio,Annual production: 319,000 bottles Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nerello Mascalese,Region: DOC Monreale Grillo, Inzolia, CatarrattoThe history of Spadafora bottled wine began over twenty years ago, in the summer of 1988, when my fatherdecided it would be better to explore another world, to see how it was. So from our land in Mussomeli, a family-owned property in inland Sicily where they grew wheat, I moved to Virzì to take care of the vineyards and make winefrom the grapes.I immediately became passionate about it, thinking about what my father would like and what I wanted.After tasting and testing, I decided in 1993 that I would only produce wine from grapes grown on this land, and Iproduced our first bottle, which I naturally named after my father: Don Pietro.1. Don Pietro 2011, Sicilia IGP 3. Alhambra 2010, Sicilia IGP 34% Catarratto, 33% Grillo, 33% Inzolia - organic production - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - organic production - 13.5% alc. €4.70 €4.102. Grillo 2011, Sicilia IGP 4. Schietto Nero d’Avola 2009, Sicilia IGP 100% Grillo - organic production - 13.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - organic production - 14.5% alc. €5.75 €8.90 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 3
  • 14. 4 Villa ScaminaciTABLE Villa Scaminaci Seeking UK Representation Via Ex di Giovanni, sn 91020 Salaparuta (TP) Sicily T: +39 0924 75801 F: +39 0924 1916043 E: W: Skype: cmkalos Contact: Calogero Mazzara Vineyard area: 530 hectares Varieties planted: Catarratto, Grillo, Nero d’Avola, Annual production: 50,000 bottles Viognier, Merlot & Syrah Region: Salaparuta “Villa Scaminaci” is a trademark that belongs to the Cooperativa Agricola “Madonna del Piraino” which was created in 2006 according to the approval of the regulations for the DOC Salaparuta wines by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The policy followed by the administrative Council of the cooperative has, from the very first year of production, been one of transparency, ethical standards and clarity as regards the producer members and above all the final consumer. The wines which the cooperative decided to market are from local grape varieties. The principal white varieties with a long history in the province of Trapani are Catarratto and Grillo and for the red, the Nero d’Avola, historically connected with Sicily and originating from the west side of the island but also producing positive results in the Salaparuta area. Also grown are the international varieties of Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot and Syrah. 1. Catarratto Salaparuta DOP 2011, Salaparuta 3. Catarratto Sicilia IGP 2011, Sicilia IGP - organic DOP wine 100% Catarratto – 12.5% alc. 100% Catarratto – organic production – 12.5% alc. €3.00 €7.00 2. Nero d’Avola Salaparuta DOP 2011, Salaparuta 4. Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGP 2011, Sicilia IGP - DOP organic wine 100% Nero d’Avola - 13% alc. 100% Nero D’Avola – organic production - 13% alc. €3.00 €7.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 4
  • 15. Cantine Settesoli 5 TABLECantine Settesoli S.c.a Enotria Winecellars Ltd.Strada Statale 115 4 - 8 Chandos Park Estate92013 Menfi (AG) Chandos RoadSicily London NW10 6NFT: +39 0925 77111 T: 020 8963 4820E: F: 020 8961 8773W: E: Roberta Urso W: Contact: Patrizia BaldiniVineyard area: 6,000 hectares Varieties planted: Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia,Annual production: 26,000,000 bottles Chardonnay, Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Merlot, CabernetRegion: Menfi SauvignonFounded in 1958 in Menfi, Settesoli now has a membership of 1,863 grapegrowers and a combined vineyardarea of 6000 hectares – approximately 5% of Sicily’s vineyard area. Three cellars are dedicated to the vinificationof approx. 50,000 tonnes of grapes each year, packaging and stock-holding. Cantine Settesoli is the largestvitivinicultural operation in Sicily with the largest single vineyard holding in Europe and an authentic wine districtin the province of Agrigento; between Menfi, Montevago and Santa Margherita di Belice nearly 70% of the 5000families in this community are involved one way or another in Settesoli.1. Mandrarossa Urra di Mare 2011, IGT Sicilia 3. Mandrarossa Santannella 2010, IGT Sicilia 100% Sauvignon Blanc - 13% alc. 60% Fiano, 20% Viognier, 20% Chenin Blanc - 6 - 8 months in French oak barriques -13.5% alc. RRP £ 11.95 RRP £ 15.502. Mandrarossa Timperosse 2011, IGT Sicilia 4. Mandrarossa Cartagho 2009, IGT Sicilia 100% Petit Verdot - 13.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 12 months in French oak - 14% alc. RRP £ 11.95 RRP £ 16.50 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 5
  • 16. 6 PlanetaTABLE Planeta Enotria Winecellars Contrada Dispensa 4/8 Chandos Park Estate 92013 Menfi (AG) Chandos Road Sicily London NW10 6NF T: +39 091 327965 T: 020 8963 4820 E: F: 020 8961 8773 W: E: Contact: Stefania Paglino W: Contact: Patrizia Baldini Vineyard area: 364 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Grecanico, Annual production: 2,300,000 bottles Fiano, Moscato Bianco, Carricante, Syrah, Merlot, Region: Various locations Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Riesling Planeta is a Sicilian wine company established in 1995. Planeta is not just one but six ways of expressing the land in six different aspects. This is the number of estates which produce their wine, of the boutique wineries each with their project of research into and making the most of the land. Planeta wineries are: Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia (AG), Dispensa at Menfi (AG), Dorilli at Vittoria (RG), Buonivini at Noto (SR), Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) and finally La Baronia at Capo Milazzo (ME). Planeta’s project, a patient and meticulous study which is never hurried, has turned as much to the past as to the future. On one side a deep link with the oldest enological Sicilian traditions with their heritage of indigenous varieties, Grecanico, Carricante, Moscato di Noto, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and Nero d’Avola. On the other, an arena where the greatest producers of the five continents are appraised for the varieties Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet, great classics of international enology interpreted by a territory which unmistakably marks them. There is also the most inspired and visionary experimentation with varieties which has permitted the appearance of a revolutionary Fiano for the first time in Sicily. 1. Chardonnay 2009, IGT Sicilia 3. La Segreta Bianco 2011, IGT Sicilia 100% Chardonnay – Allier oak for 12 months - 14% alc. 50% Grecanico,30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano - 13% alc. RRP £25.00 RRP £9.25 2. Syrah Maroccoli 2008, IGT Sicilia 4. La Segreta Rosso 2011, IGT Sicilia 100% Syrah - Allier oak for 12 months - 15% alc. 50% Nero d’Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc- 13% alc. RRP £23.50 RRP £9.25 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 6
  • 17. Feudo di Santa Tresa 7 TABLESanta Tresa Srl Ehrmanns C Cramer Wine ConsultancyStrada Comunale Marangio 35 Unit 2b, 44 Gloucester Avenue 62 Devonshire Road97019 Vittoria (RG) London LondonSicily NW1 8JD W4 2HTT: +39 0932 513126 T: 020 7449 9917 T: +44 7769656594F: +39 0932 984311 F: 020 7449 9922 E: ccramer@btconnect.comE: E: Contact: Chuck CramerW: W: Laura d’Angelo Contact: Joy EdmondsonVineyard area: 50 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Frappato, CabernetAnnual production: 350,000 bottles Sauvignon, Grillo, ViognierRegion: Vittoria (RG)The Feudo di Santa Tresa is a beautiful 50 hectare estate dating back to the 17th century being established in 1697and now run on an organic basis. Situated in Vittoria, the name Santa Tresa derives from the Sicilian pronunciation,which has shortened the name Teresa to Tresa. Nature is bountiful here, with the Sicilian sun perfectly ripening thebest fruits in the Mediterranean basin. Lying close to the Mediterranean, Feudo di Santa Tresa’s vineyards benefit fromcooling sea breezes and the effect the salt water has on the composition of the special red soil, rich in iron, which isknown as ‘ferreti.’1. Rina Ianca Grillo Viognier 2011, IGT Sicilia 3. Cerasuolo Di Vittoria Classico DOCG Nero 70% Grillo, 30% Viognier - 30% of the Grillo aged in oak barriques for 3-4 D’Avola/Frappato 2010, DOCG Cerasuolo di months - organic production - 13% alc. Vittoria RRP £9.99 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato - organic production - 13.5% alc. RRP £9.992. Frappato 2011, IGT Sicilia 4. Nivuro Nero D’Avola/Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Frappato - organic production - 12.5% alc. 2009, IGT Sicilia RRP £9.99 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon - 12 months in French oak barriques organic production - 13.5% alc. RRP £11.49 – 11.99 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 7
  • 18. 8 Duca di SalaparutaTABLE Duca di Salaparuta Moreno Wines Via Nazionale S.S. 113 26 Macroom Road 90014 Casteldaccia (PA) Maida Vale Sicily London W9 3HY T: +39 02 967651 T: 020 8960 7161 E: F: 020 8960 7165 W: E: Contact: Antonella Pagnanelli W: Contact: Marcel Moreno Vineyard area: 280 hectares (120 ha. owned & 35 ha. rented) Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Annual production: 1,500,000 bottles Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Grillo, Insolia, Chardonnay Region: Etna, Riesi, Salemi The Duca di Salaparuta group comprises three historic brands which represent Sicily and Italy worldwide: Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta, dating back to 1824, and Florio, which dates from 1833. Acquired by Illva Saronno Holding and brought together in a single group, the two historic companies now constitute the leading privately- owned wine producing group in Sicily and their estates and cellars provide a key chapter in the history of Sicily. The story of the company’s estates began with the selection of the specific areas of land: Suor Marchesa in Riesi, Risignolo in Salemi and Vajasindi on the slopes of Mount Etna. The experimental innovations, closely bound to the lands of Sicily, have led to what to can only be described as iconic wines such as Duca Enrico, the first fully Nero d’Avola wine, while others provide new and interesting enological challenges like Nawàri, the first Pinot Nero wine from Mount Etna. Each Duca di Salaparuta wine is, in essence, the expression of specific local areas and of a long wine-making tradition. 1. Passo delle Mule 2010, Sicilia IGP 3. Calanica Insolia & Chardonnay 2011, Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 10 months in fine oak barrels - 13.5% alc. IGP RRP £15.99 60% Insolia, 40% Chardonnay - 12.5% alc. RRP £11.99 2. Lavico 2008, Sicilia IGP 100% Nerello Mascalese - at least 12 months in small fine oak casks - 13% alc. 4. Duca Enrico 2007, Sicilia IGP RRP £17.99 100% Nero d’Avola - at least 18 months in fine oak casks - 13.5% alc. RRP £55.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 8
  • 19. Cantine Russo 9 TABLECantine Russo Seeking UK RepresentationVia Corvo S.N C.da Solicchiata Crasà95014 Castiglione di Sicilia (CT)SicilyT: +39 0942 986271F: +39 0942 986598E: cantinerusso@cantinerusso.euW: www.cantinerusso.euContact: Gina RussoVineyard area: 25 hectares Varieties planted: Nerello Mascalese, NerelloAnnual production: 400,000 bottles Cappuccio, Carricante, Catarratto, Nero d’Avola,Region: Etna InsoliaThe tradition of wine making in the Russo family began in the 1860’s and has been passed on from father to son.The Russo family is dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of their own vineyards between 700m. and 1000m. aslon the slopes of Etna located around the small village of Solicchiata (Castiglione di Sicilia)on the northwestern sideof Mount Etna National Park.In 1955, Don Ciccio (Francesco), Vincenzo’s father founded the present wine company and built the first productionplant where the wines were produced, bottled and sold.Cantine Russo specialises in the cultivation of indigenous grape varieties, Nerello Mascalese /Nerello Cappuccioand Carricante /Catarratto, from these grapes they produce “Rampante” Etna DOP red and white wines.They have expanded to add other important grape varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Insolia, Syrah and Chardonnay.1. Rampante 2007, DOC 3. Luce di Lava 2010, DOC 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio - 50% aged in 225lt & 70% Carricante, 30% Catarratto - 12.5% alc. 750lt oak barriques for 1 year - 13.5% alc. € 5.90 € 6.80 4. Orus 2010, IGP2. Luce di Lava 2008, DOC 100% Nero d’Avola - 12.5% alc. 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio - 1 year in barriques and tonneaux - 13.5% alc. € 3.80 € 5.90 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 9
  • 20. 10 Tenuta RapitalàTABLE Tenuta Rapitalà S.P (Gruppo Italiano Vini SpA) .A. Matthew Clark Contrada Rapitalà Whitchurch Lane 90043 Camporeale (PA) Bristol Sicily BS14 0JZ T: +44 (0)208 996 5758 T: 01275 891400 E: F: 01275 836726 W: E: Contact: Hugues Du Pre’ W: Contact: Stephan Kofler Vineyard area: 175 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Catarratto Lucido, Annual production: 3,000,000 bottles Grillo, Inzolia, Nerello Mascalese, Chardonnay Region: Alcamo DOC The Rapitala estate covers 225 ha. on gentle hills between 300m. and 600m. asl above Alcamo with alternating clay and sand soils. The perfect exposure and the composition of the soil make it ideal for the cultivation of the finest vine varieties. Rapitalà is an authentic name, it comes from the Arabic, Rabidh-Allah “river of Allah” for the stream which flows through the vineyards,and testifies that this land has been cultivated since antiquity. Frenchman, Hugues Bernard de la Gatinais, married Gigi Guarrasi, heiress to a prominent Palermo family in 1968. They engaged in a passionate adventure, the reconstruction of the family cellar destroyed earlier by the Belice valley earthquake. French varietals were planted alongside autochthonous ones and today, their son Laurent continues the work his parents started with the same care and passion. The philosophy of Rapitalà requires wines which retain the flavours and scents of the Sicilian terroir, without neglecting the elegance of the taste of the most refined palates. 1. Grillo Sicilia 2011, Sicilia IGT 3. Camporeale - Nero D’Avola 2011, Sicilia IGT 100% Grillo - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 13.5% alc. RRP £9.99 RRP £9.99 2. Grand Cru 2010, Sicilia IGT 4. Hugonis 2009, Sicilia IGT 100% Chardonnay - must is transferred to French oak barriques after 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Nero d’Avola - Cabernet Sauvignon aged 2/3rds is fermented and remains on lees for 10 months - 14% alc. in French oak barriques + Nero d’Avola in 30 hl oak barrels for 10 months - 14.5% alc. RRP £16.00 RRP £16.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 10
  • 21. Feudo Principi di Butera 11 TABLEFeudo Principi di Butera Zonin UK LtdContrada Deliella 18 The Green93011 Butera (Cl) Richmond-upon-ThamesSicily Surrey TW9 1PXT: +39 0934 347726 T: 020 8940 4943F: +39 0934 347851 F: 020 8940 6895E: E: W: Laura Luciani Contact: Gianluca AntoniniVineyard area: 180 hectares Varieties planted: Insolia, Chardonnay, Nero d’Avola,Annual production: 900,000 bottles Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit VerdotRegion: ButeraThe feudal property of Feudo Principi di Butera nearby Caltanisetta is an ambitious investment of the Zonin familyin Sicily. The ancient estate includes 320 hectares of land of which 180 are planted with vineyards. The historicdomaine now boasts state of the art winemaking equipment for the world famous Sicilian wines. That of FeudoPrincipi di Butera is a privileged terroir: the hillsides here are subject to the strong, warm light from the south andthe breezes that blow in from the nearby sea. Feudo Principi di Butera is one of Sicily’s outstanding wineries and ithas been responsible for launching Nero d’Avola and Insolia, the two most representative indigenous varieties ofthe island, on international markets.1. Insolia 2011, Feudo Principi di Butera, Sicilia IGT 3. Nero d’Avola 2010, Feudo Principi di Butera, 100% Insolia - 13% alc. Sicilia IGT RRP £12.49 100% Nero d’Avola - 12 months in 60hl. French oak barrel and 350 lt French oak tonneaux – 13% alc. RRP £12.992. Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Feudo Principi di 4. Deliella Nero d’Avola 2008, Feudo Principi di Butera, Sicilia IGT Butera, Sicilia IGT 100% Cabernet Sauvignon - 12 months in 60hl French oak barrel and 350 100% Nero d’Avola - 18 months in 350 lt. French oak tonneaux - 14% alc. lt French oak tonneaux – 13.5% alc. RRP £37.99 RRP £12.99 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 11
  • 22. 12 Carlo PellegrinoTABLE Carlo Pellegrino Hallgarten Druitt Via Del Fante 37/39 Dallow Road 91025 Marsala (TP) Luton Sicily Bedfordshire LU1 1UR T: +39 0923 71 9943 T: 01582 406493 F: +39 0923 95 1336 F: 01582 406590 E: E: W: W: Contact: Gianvito Pipitone Contact: Amanda Mencacci Vineyard area: 150 hectares Region: Marsala and Agro Marsalese Annual production: 6,800,000 bottles Grapes: Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Grillo, Our operation is divided into 3 parts: The main cellar is located in Marsala with a 30,000m2 area of which 12,000 m2 are covered with an ageing capacity of 120,000 hl. (of which 30,000 hl in oak) and a modern bottling plant capable of 10,000 bottles/hour. Our owned vineyards cover over 159 hectares sited on a number of different farms: Gazzerotta, Kelbi, Rinazzo, Triglia Scaletta and Kufurà. Pellegrino with its 60 employees produced 6,800,000 bottles of wine in 2011 with an invoice value of € 20,200 m. of which 66% is sold nationally and 34% is exported. Our main export markets are: Switzerland, the UK, the USA, France, Canada, Germany and Japan. Sales of product categories are represented by: Marsala wines (22%), other fortified wines (16%), Pantelleria wines (28.5%) and still TABLE wines (33.5%) 1. Tareni Nero d’Avola 2010, IGT 3. Gibele’ - Zibibbo Secco 2011, IGT 100% Nero d’Avola - 3 months in oak - 13% alc. 100% Zibibbo - 13% alc. RRP £9.49 RRP £12.49 2. Dinari Grillo 2011, IGT 4. Passito di Pantelleria 2011, DOC 100% Grillo - 13% alc. 15% alc. RRP £10.99 RRP £10.99 (37.5cl) € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 12
  • 23. Ottoventi 13 TABLEAgricola Ottoventi S.R.L. Seeking UK RepresentationVia Errante, 1191100 Trapani (TP)SicilyT: +39 0923 1877151F: +39 0923 1876080E:; info@cantinaottoventi.itW: www.cantinaottoventi.itContact: Arturo d’Angelo (Export Manager)Vineyard area: 40 hectares Grapes: Grillo, Zibibbo, Catarratto, Nero d’Avola,Annual production: 100,000 bottles Nerello Mascalese, SyrahRegion: Valderice (Trapani)To describe the character of a land as generous as that of western Sicily, of Erice, of its wines, of what thesewines are able to express, is a superb challenge even for one who has lived the experience of these characteristicvineyards for generations. The choice to liken them to wind, in one instance as delicate as a breeze, in anotherimpetuous and rough like the dominant winds, is to pay homage to the faithful presence of these winds from theeight directions of the horizon that constitute of the spirit of this land. Ottoventi and its wines want to bring you, witha delicate yet intense breeze, a sensory experience in taste and smell that only grapes cultivated and worked withknow-how are able to generate.1. .8 - Grillo 2011, IGT Sicilia 3. Zibibbo 2011, IGT Sicilia 100% Grillo - 13% alc. 100% Zibibbo - 12.5% alc. € 4.00 € 6.002. .20 - Nero D’Avola 2009, IGT Sicilia 4. Ottoventi Nero 2008, IGT Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 8 months in medium toast French oak barriques - 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Syrah - 12 months in medium toast French oak 14% alc. barriques - 14% alc. € 4.00 € 6.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 13
  • 24. 14 NicosiaTABLE Nicosia The Wine Society Via Luigi Capuana, S.N. Gunnels Wood Road 95039 Trecastagni (CT) Stevenage, Hertfordshire Sicily SG1 2BT T: +39 095 7806767 T: 01438 741177 F: +39 095 7808837 E: E: T: 01438 761275 W: E: Skype: cantine.nicosia W: Contact: Giuseppe Monaco Contact: Ewan Murray/Sebastian Payne MW Vineyard area: 20 ha. Etna, 40 ha.Vittoria Varieties planted: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Annual production: 2,000,000 bottles Cappuccio, Catarratto, Carricante, Nero d’Avola, Region: Etna (Sicilia - West) - Vittoria (Sicily - South West) Frappato, Syrah The tie between the Nicosia family and wine began in the late 1800’s in Trecastagni on the eastern slopes of Mt. Etna. Today Nicosia is one of the most important Sicilian wine producers with a remarkable inclination for innovation and a well-defined production philosophy. Promoting its own territory, fostering the finest native vines and international varieties that adapt best to the Sicilian ‘terroir’, increasing the quality of the raw materials through a careful selection of grapes and an ongoing dedication to the work performed in the wine cellar. 1. Fondo Filara Frappato 2011, Sicilia IGT 3. Fondo Filara Etna Rosso 2009, Etna DOC 100% Frappato - 12.5% alc. 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio - 5-6 months in French Allier barriques + 3 - 4 months in large botti - 13% alc. RRP £8.50 RRP £10.95 2. Fondo Filara Nerello Mascalese 2009, Sicilia 4. Fondo Filara Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico IGT 2009, Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 100% Nerello Mascalese - 5-6 months in French Allier barriques + 3 - 4 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato - 5-6 months in barriques - 13.5% alc. months in large botti - 13% alc. not yet available in UK RRP £8.50 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 14
  • 25. Barone Montalto 15 TABLEBarone Montalto S.P.A. Seeking UK RepresentationContrada Salinella S.S.188 Km 45,50091029 Santa Ninfa (TP)SicilyT: +39 0543 781233F: +39 0543 787259E: info@baronemontalto.itW: www.baronemontalto.itContact: Elisa FabbriVineyard area: 16 hectares in Calatafimi Varieties planted: Catarratto, Pinot Grigio, Grecanico,Annual production: 5,000,000 bottles & bag-in-box Chardonnay, Viognier, Nero d’Avola, Merlot, Syrah,Region: Agrigento, Marsala, Trapani Sangiovese, Cabernet SauvignonBarone Montalto began in 2000 in Santa Ninfa, Sicily, in the province of Trapani. A major objective hasdistinguished us from the rest: to put a strong and wealthy land in the public eye and introduce its distinctive andauthentic wines, making them recognized and appreciated throughout the world. Our intense and ambitiouspassion for this land has been the common denominator in the realization of our project. This is how the Montaltowines came to be, from great tradition and young character, which are continuously admired by an ever widerand more attentive audience of consumers. Barone Montalto has grown over the years. Our vineyards havegrown along with the Sicilian territory. In addition, the satisfaction of those who continue to choose our wineshas increased and consequently increased our gratification, which matches our commitment. Barone Montaltois committed to both research and experimentation. Because of this, we have been able to pass new milestones,making more people familiar with the great tradition of authentic Sicilian wines.1. Barone Montalto Nero d’Avola Merlot 2011, 3. Barone Montalto Pinot Grigio 2011, Sicilia IGT Sicilia IGT 100% Pinot Grigio - 12.5% alc. 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Merlot - Merlot aged in French oak botti for 4 € contact producer months - 14% alc. € contact producer2. Barone Montalto Grillo Sauvignon Blanc 2011, 4. Collezione di Famiglia Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGT Appassimento 2011, Sicilia IGT 80% Grillo, 20% Sauvignon Blanc - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - aged in French botti for 4 months - 15% alc. € contact producer € contact producer € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 15
  • 26. 16 Marchesi de GregorioTABLE Marchesi de Gregorio Seeking UK Representation Via Isidoro La Lumia 19/C 90139 Palermo (PA) Sicily T: +39 091 2515281 F: +39 091 6123769 E: W: Contact: Massimo de Gregorio Vineyard area: 53 hectares Grapes: Catarratto, Chardonnay, Inzolia, Nero d’Avola, Annual production: 80,000 bottles Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Viognier, Perricone, Region: Monreale, Alcamo Vermentino etc. The Marchesi de Gregorio family’s passion for vine growing dates back to 1730. Today the estate is managed by Massimo de Gregorio who presides over the whole product processing chain, from grape variety selection to direct sales, with great care and devotion. All of the Marchesi de Gregorio vineyards are strictly organic and offer selected qualities of autochthonous grapes such as Catarratto, Inzolia, Perricone and Nero d’Avola as well as international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The estate also includes an olive-grove, and grows organic Cerasuola, Biancolilla and Nocellara del Belice olives for producing high quality extra virgin olive oil. In the last few years the Marchesi de Gregorio has grown to host many eno-gastronomic tourists from all over the world. The Sirignano Wine Resort offers guests the chance to experience a Sicilian winery and enjoy the wonderful wine and food Sicily has to offer. 1. Tenute Sirignano Catarratto 2011, IGT Sicilia 3. Tenute Sirignano Nero d’Avola 2010, IGT Sicilia 100% Catarratto - organic production - 12.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - organic production - 13% alc. € 2.80 € 3.10 2. Tenute Sirignano Inzolia 2011, IGT Sicilia 4. Gregorio Maximo 2008, IGT Sicilia 100% Inzolia - organic production - 12.5% alc. 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon - aged 12 months in French oak - organic production - 14% alc. € 2.80 € 7.20 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 16
  • 27. Feudo Maccari 17 TABLEFeudo Maccari Italian Continental StoresStrada Provinciale Pachino-Noto Km 13,5 Jubilee House96017 Noto (SR) Denmark StreetSicily Maidenhead Berks SL6 7BLT/F: +39 0931596894 T: 01628 770110E: F: 01628 630513W: E: Daniel Donati W: Contact: Gordon RitchieVineyard area: 50 hectares Grapes: Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Grillo, CabernetAnnual production: 160,000 bottles Sauvignon, MoscatoRegion: Noto - PachinoAntonio Moretti became fascinated by the Val di Noto in the late ‘90’s and decided it would be the perfect place forhis next oenological challenge. In 2000 he began his first acquisitions and pieced together more than 50 propertieswith a combined 50 ha. of vines, some more than 30 years old and located on different soil types at differentelevations, guaranteeing an overall balance.The Alberello, or bush style, adopted in Feudo Maccari is one of the oldest and most natural forms of high-densityvine cultivation and ideal for hot, windy climates but it has high maintenance costs. Vineyards are usually planted ata density of 5,555 vines/ha. bringing significant quality to both grapes and wine.Nero d’Avola gives the best expression of this territory and is a grape with ancient traditions and particularlyappreciated today for its impressive characteristics of structure, richness, roundedness of fruit and its capability forlengthy cellaring.1. Saia 2010, Sicily IGT 3. Grillo Feudo Maccari 2011, Sicily IGT 100% Nero d’Avola - aged in 1st & 2nd fill French oak for a maximum of 100% Grillo - 13% alc. 14 months - 14% alc. RRP £ 8.99 RRP £ 16.602. Nero d’Avola Feudo Maccari 2010, Sicily IGT 4. Sultana 2010, Sicily DOC (Sweet) 100% Nero d’Avola - 14% alc. 100% Moscato - 10.5% alc. RRP £ 8.99 €/£ contact UK importer € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 17
  • 28. 18 Luna SicanaTABLE Societa Agricola Luna Sicana Spa Seeking UK Representation Via Re Pietro IV Snc 92100 Agrigento Sicily T: +39 3807919541 F: +39 0458213937 E: W: Contact: Patrizia Serugeri Vineyard area: 30 hectares Grapes: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Annual production: 10,000 bottles Cappuccio, Perricone, Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto, Region: Casteltermini (AG) Carricante, Fiano, Chardonnay & others This young company’s will is to enhance the potentials of a rich and promising land, giving value to native grapes, improving and implementing the working system. Our land’s characteristics include: constant wind which allows grapes to mature in a salubrious climate; strong temperature range between day and night which stimulates aromas variety; salt in the soil which allows to maintain a high acidity ratio. 1. Luna y Sol 2011, IGT (Sparkling) 3. Chardonnay 2011, IGT 100% Nero d’Avola - 11.5% alc. 100% Chardonnay - 12.5% alc. € 5.50 € 6.00 2. Fiano 2011, IGT 100% Fiano - 13% alc. € 6.50 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 18
  • 29. Limonio 19 TABLELimonio sas Seeking UK RepresentationContrada Ingastona90047 Partinico (PA)SicilyT: +39 0918 907044E:; limonio@limoniosas.191.itW: www.limonio.comSkype: limonio55Contact: Rita RussoVineyard area: 15 hectares Varieties planted: Chardonnay, Merlot, InzoliaAnnual production: 50,000 bottlesRegion: PartinicoFor generations on fifty hectares cultivated in bio-organic methods on rolling hills in Partinico, Sicily, one family hascontinued the original vision and success of their grandfather Vincenzo. The success of Limonio is the great attentionto the care of those trees until the final preparation of the product made with simple ingredients, free of preservativesor chemical additives, genuine flavours unaltered by time. Limonio produces liqueurs made from lemon, pricklypear, mandarin, orange, black mulberry, bay, cinnamon and spice as well as wine and extra virgin olive oil.1. Limonio Liquore di Limone 2012 3. Gelsi Liquore di Gelsi 2012 Limone Femminella Nostrale & Zagara Bianca - 35% alc. Morus Nigra – 32% alc. € 5.50 € 5.502. Mandaretto Liquore di Mandarino 2012 4. Cannella Liquore di Cannella Vecchia cultivar della zona - 35% alc. Varietà Regina – 32% alc. € 5.50 € 5.50 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 19
  • 30. 20 Cantine De GregorioTABLE Cantine De Gregorio Seeking UK Representation C. da Ragana snc 91019 Sciacca (AG) Sicily T: +39 0925 85031 E: W: Skype: cantine.degregorio Contact: Ascanio De Gregorio Vineyard area: 30 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Grillo, Inzolia, Annual production: 60,000 bottles Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Sciacca (Agrigento) Thirty hectares of vineyards and olive groves on the gentle slopes that roll down to the Sea of Africa on volcanic soils in which, since time immemorial, man has cultivated the vine become an expression of both history and terroir. As well as the local autochthonous grapes, the winery grows international varieties which have found an ideal habitat in this area; a temperate winter climate, hot, dry summers, an extraordinary luminosity and an almost obsessive attention to cultivation allows the plants to yield strong, healthy fruit from which we can obtain wines of great quality. The cellar is located at Sciacca in an old country hamlet which surrounds a 14th century observation tower belonging to the Testoni family. Maruzza Testoni and her husband Ascanio De Gregorio together with their children have repaired the tower with the intention of keeping history alive. 1. Bianco di San Lorenzo 2011, IGP Sicilia 3. Rosa di Nero 2011, IGP Sicilia 50% Ansonica, 50% Incrocio Manzoni - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 6 months in oak - 13.5% alc. € 4.35 € 4.35 2. Dragonara Bianco 2011, IGP Sicilia 4. Haris 2010, IGP 100% Grillo – 13.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola – 50 – 60% in fine grain, medium toast French oak for 6 – 8 months - 13% alc. € 3.50 € 3.30 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 20
  • 31. Tenuta Gatti 21 TABLETenuta Gatti Seeking UK RepresentationC. Da Cuprani’98064 Librizzi (ME)SicilyT/F: +39 0941 368173E: info@tenutagatti.comW: www.tenutagatti.comSkype: nicolasgattirusso25Contact: Nicolas Gatti RussoVineyard area: 17 hectares Grapes: Nocera, Nero d’Avola, Insolia, Grillo, PinotAnnual production: 13,114 bottles Nero, Sangiovese, Catarratto Lucido, Nerello Mascalese,Region: Librizzi (Messina) Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, MerlotOur Cuprani’ farm is a fertile estate of 217 hectares situated on the slopes of Nebrodi in a setting of great naturalbeauty and includes 17 ha. of vineyard. It is still a pristine corner of the real Sicily which it is said, since as far backas 1825, holds the story of five generations of family and of our strong, unbreakable and traditional relationshipwith this generous land. Cuprani hosts a variety of plantations: vineyards, citrus groves, chestnut, hazelnut and evenforest, but always and of all the crops, olives and grapes are both an important element of which we are particularyproud.1. Sice’ 2010, IGT Sicilia 3. Franco 2008, IGT Sicilia 100% Nocera - aged in tonneaux and large botti - organic production – 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon - aged 12 months in barriques - 13.5% alc. organic production - 14% alc. € 9.00 € 9.002. Catalina 2011, DOC 4. Curpane’ 2009, DOC 70% Insolia, 30% Grillo - organic production - 13% alc. 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Nocera - aged 12 months in botti and tonneaux - organic production - 14% alc. € 5.00 € 6.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 21
  • 32. 22 Baglio dei FenicotteriTABLE Via La Marmora 187 Seeking UK Representation 96018 Pachino (Siracusa) Sicily T/F: +39 0931 591944 E: W: Skype: baglio.dei.fenicotteri Contact: Francesco Squasi Vineyard area: 20 hectares Region: Bufalefi-Sichilli, Noto Annual Production: 100,000 bottles Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Moscato di Noto Baglio dei Fenicotteri is located in the southernmost part of Sicily between Noto and Pachino, and originates from the evolution of a family tradition deeply rooted in the local territory where the vineyards and olive trees find their ideal natural conditions. The company’s aim is passionately devoted to the growing of local varieties – most precisely Nero d’Avola and the Moscato di Noto. Since 1997, all of the company’s produce is made to a system of controlled and certified organic agriculture. Domination of this area has been numerous: variously by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese and Bourbons. All of whom, in the course of centuries, have fought over this fertile soil exposed to the sun with a mild winter climate and set in a propitious geographical position at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa in the centre of the Mediterranean. The trademark Baglio dei Fenicotteri is created from the stylization of the body of two flamingos (“fenicotteri” in Italian). 1. Respensa 2007, DOC Eloro Pachino Riserva 3. Floreo 2010, IGP 100% Nero d’Avola - 8 months in French oak - organic production - 15% alc. 93% Insolia, 7% Moscato di Noto - organic production - 13.5% alc. € 12.00 € 6.00 2. Cala’mpisi 2008, DOC Eloro Pachino 4. Prim’Amore 2008, DOC Noto 100% Nero d’Avola - 2 months in French oak - organic production - 14% alc. 100% Moscato di Noto - organic production - 17.5% alc. € 8.00 € 20.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 22
  • 33. Donnadicoppe 23 TABLEDonnadicoppe Srl Seeking UK RepresentationVia Nunzio Nasi, 10991024 Gibellina (TP)SicilyT/F: +39 0924 69286 Ufficio Aziendacell.Giunta 327-0429181cell. Ienna 338-1953938E: info@donnadicoppe.itW: www.donnadicoppe.itContact: Cinzia Giunta, Gera IennaVineyard area: 25 hectares Grapes: Grillo, Catarratto, Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Merlot,Annual production: 80,000 bottles CabernetRegion: Provincia of TrapaniDonnadicoppe is a company with a strong link to traditional agricultural methods and a keen passion to show theworld the new face of Sicilian wines. Our philosophy allows us to guarantee our customers the same high quality infine wine production year after year. This is our strength and we are proud to offer wines that are the result of all ourpassion, devotion and respect for our land.1. Nativo Catarratto-Grillo 2011, IGP Sicilia 3. Picciotto Nero d’Avola 2011, IGP Sicilia 60% Catarratto, 40% Grillo - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 12.5% alc. € 4.00 € 3.802. Nativo Nero d’Avola 2010, IGP Sicilia 4. Ilare Nero d’Avola 2011, IGP Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 13.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 13% alc. € 4.50 € 2.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 23
  • 34. 24 Feudo DisisaTABLE Feudo Disisa Seeking UK Representation Via Roma, 392 90139 Palermo Sicily T: +39 091 588557 F: +39 091 6127109 E: W: Contact: Mario Di Lorenzo Vineyard area: 180 hectares Grapes: Grillo, Insolia, Chardonnay, Fiano, Sauvignon Annual production: 120,000 bottles Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Nero d’Avola, Region: Grisi’ - Monreale Merlot The Agricultural Estate Disisa is situated in the territory of Monreale (a province of Palermo), at about 400-500m. asl. The business centre, the dominant part of the estate, is near an old Saracen tower, restored by the Di Lorenzo family. From this tower the Saracens controlled, as it is still possible to see today, the whole territory of the Jato and the Belice which extends from the mountains of the province of Corleone to the Gulf of Castellammare. The Estate extends for 400 hectares, of which 180 ha. are vineyards situated in the area of Alcamo DOC and Monreale DOC. Since 1970, the Di Lorenzo family, with the cooperation of the Istituto Regionale della Vite e del Vino, have carried out a large-scale experimentation to test the adaptability of the most important national and international grape varieties to the Sicilian soil and climate. 1. Grillo 2011, IGP Sicilia 3. Vuaria 2008, DOC Monreale Sicilia 100% Grillo - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - aged in French oak barriques for 14 months - ?% alc. € 5.00 € 10.00 2. Nero d’Avola 2010, IGP Sicilia 4. Tornamira 2008, IGT Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 20% in French oak barriques for 10 months – 13.5% 50% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot - aged in French oak alc. barriques for 14 months - 14% alc. € 5.00 € 11.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 24
  • 35. Curto 25 TABLECurto Seeking UK RepresentationVia G.Galilei 497014 Ispica (RG)SicilyT/F: + 39 0932 950161E: info@curto.itW: www.curto.itSkype: francescacurtoContact: Francesca CurtoVineyard area: 30 hectares Region: Eloro DOC (Noto Area)Annual production: 70,000 bottles Grapes: Nero d’Avola, Inzolia, Syrah, MerlotThe Curtos boast a very ancient French origin, dating back to 1030, when their ancestor, Pietro, was granted byEmperor Corrado the “Salico” the County of Omazzo and some of the nearby lands. Towards the end of the 16thcentury the family moved to Spaccaforno where ancient documents prove their status of landowners. The Curtosare viticulturists since 1670 and they still own 200 hectares of which 30 ha. are planted with vineyards. Towards theend of the 20th century, the estate began to focus on wine making seriously. They turned the 50 year old “alberello“vineyard into a key plantation, planted new vineyards and created a new vinification cellar equipped with the mostmodern wine-making technologies.The cellar is located in the beautiful setting of Villa Sulla (18th century) near Ispica, in a spectacular position amongvineyards, citrus groves, olive groves, carob groves and enclosed by the characteristic dry walls of the Modica areaand by numerous necropoli. The soil of the estate has a very calcareous nature and it is all part of the Eloro D.O.C.area, near Pachino, not far from Avola, the original town of the “Nero d’Avola” grape variety. This is the mostluminous and the hottest area of Italy which also enjoys the benefit of the Mediterranean sea breeze. The excellentquality of the grapes obtained thanks to the above described climatic conditions turn eventually into very elegantand high class wines.1. Curto Eloro Doc 2009, Eloro DOC 3. Curto Fontanelle 2008, Eloro DOC 100% Nero d’Avola - 13.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 8 months in used French oak barriques - 14% alc. € 4.50 € 10.002. Curto Ikano 2008, Sicilia IGT 4. Curto Krio 2010, Sicilia IGT 55% Nero d’Avola, 40% Merlot, 5% Syrah - 6 months in used French oak 100% Syrah - 6 months in used French oak barriques - 14% alc. barriques - 14% alc. € 10.00 € 7.50 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 25
  • 36. 26 C.S.Viticultori AssociatiTABLE C.S.Viticultori Associati Vinum Limited Contrada Aquilata Sn Twickenham House 92024 Canicattì (AG) 159 Heath Road Sicily Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4BH T: +39 0922 829371 T: 020 8891 6010 E: F: 020 8607 0464 W: E: Contact: Salvatore Messina W: Contact: Renato Cristini Vineyard area: 1000 hectares approx. Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Cappuccio, Annual production: 860,000 bottles Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nerello Mascalese, Region: Sicilia Centro meridionale Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto Viticultori Associati di Canicattì is a cooperative founded in 1969 and has 480 members with about 1000 hectares of vines many growing in the Valley of the Temples. The hills which are between 200 - 600 metres above sea level have an excellent climate condition for vines where we select the ideal vineyards for each varietal. For many years the winery has been managed by the President, Giovanni Greco, together with a team of experienced managers whose task is to grow grapes and produce wine of a consistently high standard every year for consumers. 1. Aquilae Grillo 2011, IGP Sicilia 3. Aquilae Nero d’Avola 2010, IGT Sicilia 100% Grillo – 12.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - 25% aged in French oak for 10 weeks - 14% alc. RRP £9.99 RRP £9.99 2. Nero d’Avola La Ferla 2010, IGT Sicilia 4. Centuno Nero d’Avola 2010, IGT Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - aged in French oak for 8 months -14% alc. RRP £7.99 RRP £11.39 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 26
  • 37. Azienda Agricola Costantino 27 TABLEAzienda Agricola Costantino L. E Figli S.S. Seeking UK RepresentationContrada Raccuglia Snc90047 Partinico (PA)SicilyT/F: +39 0918 781768 / 3481027946E: marketing@aziendagricolacostantino.itW: www.aziendagricolacostantino.itSkype: costantino.winesContact: Davide GrecoVineyard area: 55 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Muller Thurgau,Annual production: 500,000 bottles Chardonnay, Catarratto, Merlot, Insolia, Grecanico,Region: Partinico Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit VerdotOur vineyards are in western Sicily, 10/15 km from the sea at 300/400 metres above sea level and receive all thebenefits of the sea breeze. They are planted to facilitate solar radiation and allow a perfect layout of buds and fruit.The soils are alkaline, calcareous and loam. These are properties that allow the development of the organolepticqualities belonging to the grapes. The richness of this area is also historical and cultural and makes us proud to saythat this was the scene of wonderful mythological story characters such as: Minos, Zeus’s son and powerful king ofCrete and Maze, the brilliant engineer and creator of the mysterious labyrinth of Knossos.1. Tradizione Siciliana Catarratto 2011, IGP Sicilia 3. Aria Siciliana Chardonnay 2011, IGP Sicilia 100% Catarratto - 13% alc. 100% Chardonnay - 13.5% alc. € 4.75 € 4.752. Tradizione Siciliana Nero d’Avola 2011, IGP 4. Chamanit Rosso Nero d’Avola Syrah 2011, IGP Sicilia Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 14% alc. 50% Nero d’Avola, 50% Syrah - 13% alc. € 4.00 € 4.15 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 27
  • 38. 28 Cantine Colomba BiancaTABLE Cantine Colomba Bianca Soc. Coop. Agricola Guy Anderson Wines Via Giovanni Falcone 72 Left Bank, 28 St James Street 91026 Mazara del Vallo (TP) South Petherton Sicily Somerset TA13 5BW T: 0923 942747 T: 01460 240009 F: 0923 759085 F: 01460 240010 E: E: W: W: Contact: Leonardo Taschetta Contact: Mark Elener Vineyard area: 8000 hectares Grapes: Grillo, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia, Annual production: 500,000 bottles Chardonnay, Viognier, Zibibbo, Fiano, Sauvignon Blanc, Region: Sicily (West) Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frappato, Sangiovese, Perricone Colomba Bianca Winery was founded in 1970 as a co-operative between wine growers from the south-western area of Sicily in the Trapani province. At present, Colomba Bianca is the largest Sicilian coop, with 2118 growers cultivating around 8,100 ha. of vineyards across the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento and with 5 wineries. The vineyards are located in different territories having distinct pedoclimatic conditions, spanning from coastal areas inland, up to an altitude of 700m. asl. Moreover, the company is expanding production derived from organically grown grapes. Our wine growers are assisted and advised all year round in order to obtain grapes that express the utmost potential of each terroir. Every cellar in the group is specialized in the treatment of specific varieties which allows for the best expression of the individual quality potential of our grapes and our zones and microclimates. 1. Gazzera Syrah 2010, IGP Sicilia 3. Monte Nobile Grillo 2011, IGP Sicilia 100% Syrah - 14% alc. 100% Grillo - 13.5% alc. € 6.00 € 6.00 2. Monte Nobile Nero d’Avola 2010, IGP Sicilia 4. Gazzera Pinot Grigio 2011, IGP Sicilia 100% Nero d’Avola - 14% alc. 100% Pinot Grigio - 13.5% alc. € 6.00 € 6.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 28
  • 39. Castelluccimiano 29 Mountain Viticulture TABLECastelluccimiano – Mountain Viticulture Seeking UK RepresentationVia Sicilia 1,90029 ValledolmoSicilyT/F: +39 0921542385E: pb@castelluccimiano.itW: www.castelluccimiano.itContact: Piero BuffaVineyard area: 105 hectares Varieties planted: Catarratto, Inzolia, Perricone, NeroAnnual production: 150,000 bottles d’AvolaRegion: Montagne ValledolmoMountain viticulture. Our lands lie at different altitudes between 650 and 1050 metres situated along the slopesof the Madonie mountains and have an autochtonous viticultural heritage, unique for its history and manifestcharacteristics. Vineyards with an average age of 30-40 years, old alberello plantings combined with the morerecent espaliers, are an exclusive and inimitable example of valuing the land. The philosophy of environmentalsustainability along with natural and biological cultivation methods and the reintroduction of ancient local traditionscontribute to safeguard and enhance viticultural biodiversity at a territorial level along with the achievementof excellent grape quality. Castelluccimiano has the rare ability to combine sustainable agriculture, experienceand wine-growing masterfully with the ability to envisage new stories capable of conveying, through the value ofmountain viticulture, a true link to the territory to which the company belongs.1. Miano 2011, IGT Sicilia 3. Perric.One 2009, IGT Sicilia 100% Catarratto - organic production - 13% alc. 100% Perricone – 10 months in small oak barrels - 13% alc. € 5.00 € 6.002. Castelluccimiano Brut 2011, IGT Sicilia 4. Nero Avola 2010, IGT Sicilia 100% Catarratto - 12.5% alc. 100% Nero Avola - 10 months in small oak barrels - 13% alc. € 6.00 € 5.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 29
  • 40. 30 Azienda Antonina CasàTABLE Azienda Antonina Casà Seeking UK Representation Via Trento 15 92100 Agrigento Sicily T: +39 0922 604295 F: +39 3334894428 E: W: Contact: Mimmo Consiglio Vineyard area: 3 hectares Region: Agrigento - Porto Empedocle Annual production: 6,000 bottles Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Insolia Our estate specialises in the cultivation of the vine and the production of wines, a passion of our ancestors which goes back over 100 years. We are located in Sicily in the Province of Agrigento, one of the areas which is highly suitable for the production of grapes. In 1987, the Casà wine producers chose to follow the organic production route without the use of any synthetic chemical treatements. In 2012, our white Beauceant wine was awarded a Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. 1. Beauceant 2011, IGT 2. Il Principe 2009, IGT 100% Insolia - 12.5% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - oak - 14% alc. € 5.00 € 4.00 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 30
  • 41. Calatrasi Mediterranean 31 Domains TABLECalatrasi Mediterrnean DomainesContrada Piano Piraino90040 San Cipirello (PA)SicilyT: +39 091 857 6767F: +39 091 816 3059Contact: Renata Gullo, Samantha InzirilloE: renata.gullo@calatrasi, samantha.inzirillo@calatrasi.itW: area: 230 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah,Annual production: 2,000,000 bottles Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese, Grillo, Catarratto,Region: Campofiorito, Mazara, Monreale Viognier, Sauvignon BlancThe family managed Cantine Calatrasi owns vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Tunisia. Their three distinctly differentproperties in North-West Sicily total 230 ha. and have been planted with strict clonal selection for each varietal andsite. With several wine ranges, Calatrasi offers a selection of styles, from fresh, easy drinking wines to full-bodiedwines with great complexity and character.1. A Naca Rosso 2008, IGT Sicilia 3. Terre di Ginestra Nero d’Avola 2010, IGP Sicilia 95% Nero d’Avola, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah - 15 months in 100% Nero d’Avola - 10 months in French and American oak - 14% alc. French and American oak - 14.5% alc. RRP £6.99 - Top Cellar, Henderson Wines, Whisky RRP £27.99 - Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar Trail2. Terrale Grillo 2011, IGP Sicilia 4. Terre Di Ginestra Catarratto 2011, IGP Sicilia 100% Grillo - 13% alc. 100% Catarratto - 13.5% alc. RRP £6.99 - Top Cellar, Henderson Wines, Whisky RRP £7.99-£8.49 - Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar, Top Trail Cellar, Whisky Trail € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 31
  • 42. 32 Azienda Vinicola Benanti SRLTABLE Azienda Vinicola Benanti SRL Les Caves de Pyrene Via G. Garibaldi 475 Pew Corner 95029 Viagrande (CT) Old Portsmouth Road Sicily Artington Guildford GU3 1LP T: +39 095 7893438/7893533 F: +39 095 7893677 T: 01483 538820 E: F: 01483 455068 W: E: Skype: exportvinicolabenanti Contact: Douglas Wregg Contact: Agatino Maurizio Failla Vineyard area: 24 hectares towards East (Milo), towards North (Rovittello-Verzella) Annual production: 130,000 bottles Varieties planted: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Region: Etna: towards South (Monte Serra-Viagrande), Cappuccio, Carricante The history of our wine begins with a long geological event lasting 500,000 – 700,000 years which gave rise to the Etnean region and to the highest volcano in Europe. This volcano has erupted enormous quantities of lava over the centuries. Benanti’s vineyards currently lie in the Comunes of Castiglione di Sicilia, Milo, Trecastagni, Viagrande and Santa Maria di Licodia and is a winery on Etna which offers DOC wine production with remarkable characteristics and a unique touch. We discovered that the autochthonous vineyards of Etna (Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante) produce wines which are very different from each other depending on the pedo-climatic conditions of each area of production. The Etna DOC region has a semicircular shape which stretches from north to south-west in an area ranging between 450 and 1,000m. asl. 1. Rovittello 2007, Etna DOC 3. Pietramarina 2008, Etna DOC 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio - 16 months in French 100% Carricante – 12.5% alc. oak - 14% alc. Trade £23.20 ex. VAT per bottle Trade £19.20 ex. VAT per bottle 4. Rossodiverzella 2009, Etna DOC 2. Serradellacontessa 2006, Etna DOC 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio - 8 - 10 months in French 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio - French oak for at least oak - 14% alc. 15 months - 14% alc. Trade £11.00 ex. VAT per bottle Trade £22.90 ex. VAT per bottle € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 32
  • 43. Marco De Bartoli 33 TABLEMarco De Bartoli & C Srl Les Caves de PyreneC. da Fornara Samperi 292 Pew Corner91025 Marsala (TP) Old Portsmouth RoadSicily Artington Guildford GU3 ILPT: +39 0923 962093 T: 01483 538820F: +39 0923 962910 F: 01483 455068E: E: W: Sebastiano De Bartoli Contact: Douglas WreggVineyard area: 12 ha. (Marsala), 7 ha. (Pantelleria) Region: Marsala/PantelleriaAnnual production: 100,000 bottles Grapes: Grillo/ZibibboMarco De Bartoli is considered one of Sicily’s winemaking pioneers for his long-standing commitment to the nativeSicilian white grape varieties, Grillo and Zibibbo. He produces them on two separate estates: the first in Marsala,in Sicily’s south-west corner; the other on the small island of Pantelleria, south-east of Sicily. His belief in the valueof traditional methods of production of these grapes and their wines is complemented by his equally strong beliefin the future of Sicily as one of Europe’s most vital viticultural areas. Grillo, which historically forms the basis ofMarsala’s classic wines, has been grown on the island since Phoenician times. From his Samperi winery, in theContrada Samperi just west of Marsala, Marco De Bartoli produces several wines from this grape.“Vecchio Samperi” was first made in 1980. Named for the territory that houses De Bartoli’s country estate, it is aprestigious “Vergine” wine made using the traditional Solera method, in which small quantities of young wine areadded to wines of older vintages as they pass through a sequence of wooden barrels. The complex, harmoniousresult celebrates the fruit of many harvests.1. Vecchio Samperi Ventennale, Sicilia IGT 2. Bukkuram Passito di Pantelleria 2007, Sicilia DOC 100% Grillo - aged in soleras of oak botti - 17.5% alc. 100% Zibibbo - 2 years in barriques - 14.5% alc. Trade £31.10 per bottle ex. VAT Trade £19.40 per bottle ex. VAT € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 33
  • 44. 33 Arianna OcchipintiTABLE Arianna Occhipinti Les Caves de Pyrene Via Dei Mille 55 Pew Corner 97019 Vittoria (RG) Old Portsmouth Road Sicily Artington Guildford GU3 ILP T: +39 339 7385580 T: 01483 538820 E: F: 01483 455068 W: E: Skype: arianna.occhipinti W: Contact: Arianna Occhipinti Contact: Douglas Wregg Vineyard area: 18 hectares Region: Vittoria (RG) Annual production: 100,000 bottles Grapes: Frappato, Nero d’Avola, Albanello, Moscato The Azienda was created in 2004 at the Contrada Fossa di Lupo in the heart of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG area. Our biggest issue was to understand the requirements of our land without disturbing or modifying it during its development whilst seeking to embrace all that it could offer; a unique balance which gives strength and harmony in the Nero d’Avola, freshness and elegance in the Frappato. The Estate, cultivated organically, has 30 hectares of which 18 hectares are vineyard growing the red Nero d’Avola and Frappato and the white Albanello and Moscato di Alessandra (all local Sicilian varieties). The rest of the estate is grows arable crops and olives. Our particular climate, the hot sun, the fresh nights, the red sandy soil and an attentive agriculture are the natural essential elements of our production. 1. Sp68 Rosso 2011, IGT Sicilia 2. Il Frappato 2010, IGT Sicilia 40% Nero d’Avola 60 Frappato - organic production - 12.5% alc. 100% Frappato - aged in 25hl. Slavonian oak botti for 12 months - 12.5% alc. Trade £11.75 ex. VAT per bottle Trade £17.75 ex. VAT per bottle € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 33
  • 45. Cos 33 TABLEAzienda Agricola Cos Les Caves de PyreneS.P 3 Acate Chiaramonte, Km. 14,500 . Pew Corner97019 Vittoria (RG) Old Portsmouth RoadSicily Artington Guildford GU3 ILPT: +39 0932 876145 T: 01483 538820F: +39 0932 875319 F: 01483 455068E: E: W: Giusto Occhipinti Contact: Douglas WreggVineyard area: 25 hectares Grapes: Frappato, Nero d’Avola, Inzolia, Grecanico,Annual production: 160,000 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, MerlotRegion: Vittoria (RG)Azienda Agricola COS was founded in 1980 by Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirino Strano. Threefriends who wanted to go over what had once been the work of their ancestors. The acronym of their surnames(Cilia-Occhipinti-Strano) gives rise to the name of the company, still a partnership. The company follows theprinciples of biodynamic viticulture to the vineyard to help find and keep balance in harmony with nature and thewine to express the character of its soils.1. Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2009 2. Ramì 2001, IGT Sicilia 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato – Slavonian oak – biodynamic 50% Insolia, 50% Grecanico – biodynamic production – 11.5% alc. production – 13% alc. Trade £11.65 ex. VAT per bottle Trade £13.90 ex. VAT per bottle € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 33
  • 46. 34 Alessandro di CamporealeTABLE Alessandro di Camporeale Bianca Trading Company & seeking regional GB importers Contrada Mandranova Grange Building Camporeale (PA) Grange Farm Sicily Mollington Chester CH1 6NP T: +39 0924 37038 T: 01244 851522 F: +39 0924 1862496 F: 01244 851533 E: E: W: W: Skype: alessandro.di.camporeale Contact: Juliusz Lisowski Contact: Benedetto Alessandro Vineyard area: 35 hectares Varieties planted: Syrah, Catarratto, Nero d’Avola, Annual production: 160,000 bottles Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Region: Alto Belice Corleonese Cabernet Franc, Grillo, Inzolia, Fiano, Merlot, Chardonnay The wine-company Alessandro di Camporeale was founded in the small rural community of Camporeale in the Alto Belice in the province of Palermo on hill-slopes which overlook the plains of Mandranova. From these hills at 400m. asl. bathed in sunlight 35 ha. of vineyards spread out planted with both native and international varieties. The keystone of the Alessandro di Camporeale company can be found in its precise and meticulous care of the vines. Indeed, all these activities are performed manually in accordance with the rhythms of wine-production, and aim at cultivating high-quality grapes from which to make high-quality wines. 1. Benede’ 2011, IGT Sicilia 3. Donnatà 2010, IGT Sicilia 100% Catarratto – organic production - 13% alc. 100% Nero d’Avola - organic production - 14% alc. RRP £13.95 RRP £13.95 2. Kaid Sauvignon Blanc 2010, IGT Sicilia 4. Kaid Syrah 2009, IGT Sicilia 100% Sauvignon Blanc - 70% acacia & 30% oak for 6 months approx. - 100% Syrah - 50% in 30 hl. chestnut ‘botti’ & 50% in French and American organic production - 13% alc. oak for 12 months - organic production - 14% alc. RRP £14.95 RRP £20.95 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 34
  • 47. Riofavara 35 TABLERiofavara Thorman Hunt & Co. LtdC. da Favara 4 Pratt Walk97014 Ispica LondonSicily SE11 6ART: +39 0932 705130 T: 0207 735 6511F: +39 0932 959839 F: 0207 735 9799E: E: W: Massimo / Antonella Padova Contact: Alastair Llewellyn-SmithVineyard area: 16 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Moscato, Inzolia,Annual production: 85,000 bottles Grecanico, ChardonnayRegion: Eloro - Noto DOPThe Padova family has tended vines here for almost a century but only in 1993 did they begin bottling their ownwine. Shortly after Massimo Padova took over the estate from his father and now runs it along with his sisterMarianta, their cousin Antonella, and Massimo’s wife, Margherita. This energetic young team has worked tirelesslyover the last dozen years to build a new winery and hone production techniques, resulting in an impeccableexpression of the land.Riofavara is located in the Noto Valley, just a few minutes down the road from the town that gave Nero d’Avola itsname, and was the first producer to dignify this grape with the use of its own indigenous yeasts. The philosophy atRiofavara revolves around two central concepts: Sicilian typicity and the environment. The family has establishedtheir own stringent standards that demand quality in the finished wine as well as environmentally friendly practicesduring production.1. Sciavè Eloro Dop 2009, Sicilia Eloro 3. Spaccaforno 2010, Sicilia Eloro 100% Nero d’Avola - aged in barriques and tonneaux 2/3rd new, 1/3rd 95% Nero d’Avola, 5% other autocthonous - aged 2/3rd 2nd fill and 1/3rd 2nd fill - 14.5% alc. 3rd fill for 6 - 8 months - 14.5% alc. € 13.40 € 7.552. Marzaiolo 2011, Sicilia IGP 4. Notissimo Moscato di Noto Dolce Naturale 45% Inzolia, 50% Grecanico, 5% Chardonnay - aged ‘sur lie’ in new 2011, Sicilia tonneaux for 60 days - 13% alc. 100% Moscato bianco - 12% alc. € 5.80 € 8.70 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 35
  • 48. 36 Valle dellʼAcateTABLE Valle dell’Acate Thorman Hunt & Co. Ltd Contrada Bidini S.N. 4 Pratt Walk 97011 Acate (RG) London Sicily SE11 6AR T:+39 0932 874166/+39 (0) 339 4063138 T: 0207 735 6511 F:+39 0932 875114 /+39 (0) 932 1865149 F: 0207 735 9799 E: E: W: W: Skype: valle.dellacate Contact: Alastair Llewellyn-Smith Contact: Gaetana Jacono Vineyard Area: 100 hectares Varieties planted: Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Syrah, Annual production: 450,000 bottles Insolia, Grillo, Chardonnay Region: Acate (Ragusa) Valle dell’Acate is one of the most enterprising wine producers in Sicily, committed to continuing and enhancing the centuries-old tradition of viticulture and wine-making in the renowned triangle of land formed by Acate, Comiso and Vittoria in the province of Ragusa. The winery was founded by Giuseppe Jacono, whose family has been farming, growing vines and producing wine since the days when Vittoria was the main centre for exporting wine to France at the end of the 19th century. Valle dell’Acate grows mainly autochthonous vines with special attention to Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily’s first and only DOCG, and to Frappato Vittoria DOC. The estate covers an area of about 100 hectares. The golden yellow terrain has a particular calcareous sandstone substrate interbedded with pockets of clay. At night, the soil doesn’t retain the heat that is absorbed during the hottest days of the year which, combined with the latitude of Acate, explains the great difference in temperature between day and night. These temperature ranges and the nature of the soil give the wines a unique quality and elegant, fresh notes that embrace its rich floral aromas. 1. Il Moro - Nero d’Avola 2009, IGT Sicilia Rosso 3. Il Frappato 2011, DOC Vittoria Frappato 100% Nero d’Avola - 13.5% alc. 100% Frappato - 13% alc. € 7.31 € 5.80 2. Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2009, DOCG 4. Zagra 2011, IGT Sicilia Bianco Cerasuolo di Vittoria 100% Grillo - 13.5% alc. 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Frappato - Nero d’Avola matured in 500-600 lt. € 5.60 tonneaux for 12 months - 13.5% alc. € 7.31 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 36
  • 49. Abraxas 37 TABLEAbraxas Vigne di Pantelleria S.R.L. Seeking UK RepresentationVia Enrico Albanese, 2909139 PalermoSicilyT: +39 091 6116832F: +39 091 6121798E: info@abraxasvini.comW: www.abraxasvini.comContact: Domenico d’AscoliVineyard area: 26 hectares Varieties planted: Zibibbo, Syrah, Grenache,Annual production: 90,000 bottles Carignano, Nerello Mascalese, Cabernet FrancRegion: Island of Pantelleria & TrapaniAbraxas is a small company born from a double passion: Pantelleria island and wine. The Abraxas’s founders andmanager has reached the wine’s fascination stimulated by an ardent history and cultural curiosity. The Moscatellavine of Alessandria journeyed from the east until it reached Pantelleria. Zibibbo would appear to be an Arab name.Like so many others who have fallen in love with the island, the owners of Abraxas have tried to make Passito wines,with the words of Esiodo in mind, “When Orion and Syrius reach the middle of the sky and pink-fingered Auroralooks on Arthur, then O Perse, pick all the grapes and carry them home; keep them in the sun for ten days andnights, then in the shade for five days, then on the sixth day put the gifts of Dionysius into your jars and they will giveyou joy.” (Esiodo: The Works and The Days)1. Abraxas Passito di Pantelleria 2008 DOC 3. Kuddia de Ze’ 2008, IGT Moscatello d’Alessandria – 14.5% alc. 33.3% Syrah, 33.3% Grenache, 33.4% Carignano – 14% alc. € 20.00 € 11.002. Kuddia del Gallo 2011 IGT 4. Sidereus 2009, IGT 65% Zibibbo, 35% Viognier – 12.5% alc. 70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Nero d’Avola – 12.5% alc. € 6.50 € 6.80 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 37
  • 50. 38 Cantine RalloTABLE Cantine Rallo Armit Wines Via Florio, 2 5 Royalty Studios 91025 Marsala (TP) 105 Lancaster Road Sicily London W11 1QF T: +39 0923 721633 T: 020 7908 0626 F: +39 0923 721635 F: 020 7908 0661 E: E: W: W: Contact: Irene Rallo Contact: Rhian Rosser Vineyard area: 62 hectares Grape varieties grown: Catarratto, Nero d’Avola, Grillo, Annual production: 321,000 bottles Inzolia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zibibbo, Muller Thurgau, Region: C3B Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay Since 1860, Rallo is synonymous with quality, reliability and authenticity. Producing elegant and fragrant table wines, austere fortified Marsala wines and sweet and aromatic Passiti, Rallo has proved an innovative and authentic player throughout its long history, for more than 150 years. One of the oldest and most famous brands of Italian winemaking, Rallo succeeded in staying young and fresh through unwavering commitment to its values and continuous research. Today Rallo stands for the best expressions of western Sicilian winemaking, producing the typical varieties of the province of Trapani, the most eclectic, suitable and planted terroir of Italy. We strive to combine a passion for good food and wine with our responsibilities towards both the environment and everyone involved in the daily life of the winery, marrying the mystic seduction of the dancing Bacchus with the rationality and balanced of conscious and ethical choices. This is the challenge that the estate puts out to the world of wine and that it wishes to share with its loyal customers. 1. Beleda 2011, DOP Alcamo 3. Il Principe 2011, IGP Sicilia 60% Catarratto, 20% Viognier, 20% Sauvignon Blanc – organic production 100% Nero d’Avola – 5 months in French oak – organic production - 13% - 13% alc. alc. RRP £119.94/case 6 RRP £71.94 case/6 2. Bianco Maggiore 2011, IGP Sicilia 4. Passito di Pantelleria 2008, Pantelleria DOP 100% Grillo – 12.5% alc. 100% Moscato di Alessandria - 14% alc. RRP £83.94/case 6 RRP £167.94/case 6 € prices per bottle ex. cellars unless otherwise stated 38
  • 51. Istituto Regionale dei Vini e Olii di Sicilia Via Libertà 66 90143 Palermo Sicilia Italy T: +39 091 627 8111 F: +39 091 347870 E: W: in collaboration with: Mobile: +39 349 8451452 T: +39 055 977 2227 E: W: and Hunt & Coady Ltd T: +44 1451 831682 E: T: +44 07939 372031 E: W: