The Red Roundup: Sgnr Sciocolone’s Follow Up From Sicilia. Long been a fan of the Cusumano (fantastic pizza wine if you’re looking for one) as a go-to Southern Italian red; lots of great wine coming from the southern part of the boot it sounds like.
At the Wine Media Guild’s recent tasting and lunch at Felidia Restaurant, we tasted 12 red wines from Sicily ranging in price from $12.99 to $159.99 for the Santa.Ne from Palari, the only wine in the group not made from native grapes.
Alessandro Dellasenza from Cru Artisan Wines/Banfi spoke the wines of Palari as well as the other wines he presented. I spoke about the remaining wines.
The Red Wines of Sicily
Frappato 2013 DOCPaterno di Vittoria, 100% Frappato Golden Ram ImportsNYC, David Rosengarten Selections, $18. Maceration is for four days with skin contact and temperature controlled fermentation. The wine spends one month in steel and one month in bottle before release. This is a well-balanced, aromatic wine with hints of cherry and pomegranate.
Frappato 2014 Planeta, 100% Frappato Palm Bay $21.99 De-stemming followed by 12 days maceration, after racking, malolactic in stainless steel. The wine should…
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