Grape Escape: Sicily




Benati Carricante Et Bianco 2022 If you’re curious about the term ‘minerality,’ this wine exemplifies it. Ripe lemon hints meet limestone, seashells, and saline, especially loved by those seeking a Sancerre-like experience with a touch more body.
Feudo Montoni Grillo Perfumed with floral notes and under-ripe cantaloupe on the nose, this Grillo from Feudo Montoni delivers a bone-dry palate, transcending the initial sweetness. Sancerre enthusiasts will adore its delightful finish.
Occhipinti, SP68, Terre Siciliane 2021 This blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, grapes native to Sicily. Named for the highway that divides the island. Day one this wine is all mineral, graphite and stone, on day two it will be more chocolate and fruit. I’ve never had it last to day three- I drink it!
Tenuta Regaleali, Tasca d’Almerita Regaleali Lamuri 2018 The ideal BBQ companion, especially with beef ribs. Picture hints of smoke blending with dark, ripe fruit and earthy tones. Silky tannins provide weight without the aggression.
Tenuta Regaleali, Tasca d’Almerita Regaleali Guarnaccio, Perricone 2019 Immerse your senses in cherries, granite, and spices – a taste as complex as the island it hails from. If you fancy a Russian River Pinot Noir but want to venture further, this is your choice.
Benati Etna Rosso Red Blend 2020 Sweet red cherries, stone, and Italian tomato leaf dance in this blend at the foot of Mount Etna. An 80-20 Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio blend capturing the essence of Sicilian terroir.