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Wines of sicily tasting catalogue 2012


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Wines of sicily tasting catalogue 2012

  1. 1. Wines of Sicily I Tuesday 2 October 2012 London
  2. 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. 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. 4. Wines of Sicily Tasting 2012 Table Plan ii
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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