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La rivista britannica Decanter ha testato e recensito 39 vini siciliani, per brevità riporterò solamente quelli che hanno raggiunto almeno i 90/100.

Buona lettura

Roberto Gatti

 

 

 

Ottoventi, Bianco, Terre Siciliane 2012

17.75/20 (92/100)

Floral, fruity and with a distinctive flavour profile. Very perfumed and long with tropical fruit, banana, camphor and a hint of mint. Great length and weight.

Price: £14.75 H2Vin, Terra Wines

Alc 13%

 

 

 

 

 

Curatolo Arini, Zibibbo, Sicilia 2012

17.5/20 (91/100)

Highly aromatic. Lovely sense of purity and a brilliant citrus character with lemons, oranges, plus pineapple and grapes. Has real character and personality, with a slightly rustic note at the

back. Perfect with shellfish.

Price: £17.99 Liberty Wines, Scarlet Wines

Alc 12.5%

 

 

 

 

Gulfi, Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2012

18/20 (93/100)

Aromatic with notes of violet petals and quinine. Deep, rich and sweet black fruit flavours that last and last, buoyed by the vibrant, balancing acidity. Good intensity of fruit and great length.

Price: £15.99–£18.99 Davis Bell McCraith, James Nicholson

Alc 13%

 

 

 

 

Gulfi, Nerobaronj, Sicilia 2008

18/20 (93/100)

Vibrant on the palate with violet, rosehip and plum flavours and great length. Strong, powerful tannins balance perfect, pristine fruit and refreshing acidity.

A highbrow Nero d’Avola, with great potential.

Price: £24.99 Cambridge Wine Merchants, Carruthers & Kent, Davis Bell McCraith, Fine & Rare Wines, The Fine Wine Co

Alc 14%

 

 

 

 

Feudo di Santa Tresa, Frappato, Sicilia 2012

17.5/20 (92/100)

Fine rendition of true Frappato. Floral with delicately aromatic red berries and herbs. Long and crisp on the finish with the signature Frappato saline nuance. Lean tannins, but will be excellent with food. Great stuff.

Price: £10.75 Vintage Roots

Alc 12.5%

 

 

 

 

Centonze, Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010

17.5/20 (91/100)

Leafy redcurrant, cherry and cranberry aromas and flavours. Crisp and bright with lots of freshness and vibrancy. Frappato perfume and Nero d’Avola body. Finishes long, floral and salty.

Price: £16.50 Vini Italiani

Alc 13.5%

 

 

 

 

Cusumano, Sàgana, Sicilia 2011

17.5/20 (91/100)

Premium red made to age, with very well-integrated oak. Fruit flavours are ripe and concentrated, with compact tannins and macerated cherry flavours. Broad but fresh, with a lovely long finish. Archetypal Nero d’Avola.

Price: £26.90 Eurowines

Alc 15%

 

 

 

 

 

Donnafugata, Mille e una Notte, Contessa Entellina 2008

17.5/20 (91/100)

Deep, pure, refined chalky and graphite notes. Youthful, long, bright and chewy. Serious wine with very typical Nero d’Avola aromas and flavours that last and last.

Price: £51.99–£61.99 AG Wines, Liberty Wines

Alc 13%

 

 

 

 

 

Marabino, Archimede, Eloro Pachino Riserva 2010

17.5/20 (91/100)

Deep, full aromas of red cherry, herbs, sweet liquorice and cocoa. Then a concentrated, bright and suave palate, with rich, deep, supple flavours similar to the aromas. Very long, with vibrant acidity; great stuff.

Price: £28.99 The Cheese & Wine Co

Alc 14%

 

 

 

 

Baglio del Cristo di Campobello, Lu Patri, Sicilia 2010

17.25/20 (90+/100)

Smoky, flinty, long and pretty nose. Full-bodied, with candied red cherry and violet aromas and flavours, with strong hints of coffee, roasted wood and hot earth notes. Lovely.

Price: £35 Top Selection

Alc 14%

 

 

 

 

Cento Cavalli, Nero d’Avola, Terre Sicliane 2012

17.25/20 (90+/100)

Pure, vibrant and concentrated dark cherry aromas – has depth. Gentle scattering of spice on top of very concentrated fruit, with notes of dried thyme and dried chilli. Good, grippy finish; this tastes Italian.

Price: £8.99 Carruthers & Kent, Liberty Wines, The Longship

Alc 14%

 

 

 

 

Adria Vini, Ca’ di Ponti, Nero d’Avola, Sicilia 2011

17/20 (91/100)

Fresh, with lovely red fruits, then savoury and saline notes with grilled herbs, minerals, scorched earth and red berry flavours that linger. The fruit is well tamed, leading to a spicy finish.

Price: £6–£7 Amps Fine Wines, D Byrne & Co, Highbury Vintners, Hoults Wine Merchants, Secret Cellar, Stone Vine & Sun, TJ Wines

Alc 14%

 

 

 

 

Donnafugata, Ben Ryé, Passito di Pantelleria 2011

18/20 (93/100)

A perfect sweet wine. Smooth and rich with sweet ’n’ sour apricot flavours that really linger.

Price: £30.75–£36.99 (375ml) AG Wines, Harrods, Planet of the Grapes, Reserve Wines, Selfridges, SH Jones

Alc 14.5%

 

 

 

Donnafugata, Kabir, Moscato di Pantelleria 2012

17.25/20 (90+/100)

A fine rendition of Moscato di Pantelleria. Lovely, floral, salty, and mineral, with fresh tangerine, and nectarine aromas and flavours. Perfect with shellfish and buffalo mozzarella.

Price: £27.75–£32.99 AG Wines, Liberty Wines, The Fine Wine Co

Alc 11.5%

 

 

 

Vito Curatolo Arini, Marsala Superiore Riserva NV

18/20 (93/100)

Fresh, bright and long, this is an outstanding, well-made Marsala. Way above the average in this driest style of the wine.

Price: £15.99 Askewine, Bennetts Fine Wines, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Connolly’s Wine, The Fine Wine Company, Highbury Vintners, Park + Bridge, Peckhams, Philglas & Swiggot, WoodWinters

Alc 18%

 

 

 

Vito Curatolo Arini, Marsala Superiore Dolce NV

17/20 (91/100)

An excellent sweet Marsala. Long, with slightly caramelised fruits but the bright acidity keeps this light and lively on the palate.

Price: £13.99 Aitken Wines, Corks Out, Peckhams, Richard Granger Wines, South Downs Cellars, Whole Foods Market, Wine Man, The Wine Reserve, Wright Wine Co

Alc 18%

 

( Fonte Decanter )

 

 

Annotazioni a margine

L’elenco completo di tutti i 39 vini è consultabile al link :

 

http://www.decanter.com/wine/labels/34434/slideshow/0/39-great-sicilian-wines-to-try-today#slideshow

 

 

 

Una annotazione che mi sento di mettere in rilievo è il buonissimo risultato ottenuto da due marsala, un vino a mio avviso sottovalutato da troppi anni, per le potenzialità ed i livelli di eccellenza oggi ( ma non da oggi ) raggiunti !

Roberto Gatti