Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sicilian wine

Now that we've decided upon our low-end wine (scroll down a few posts for details on that) with the money we're saving we can afford to sample some wines at the other end of the spectrum, namely the ones that win the coveted tre bicchiere (three-glass) awards from Italian Wines, our "bible" of wines in Italy. We seem to like the same kinds of wines the editors do - quite often we stumble upon something and look it up to find they liked it too while we've yet to be disappointed with any selections we've made using their ratings. So we set off to find Sicilian three-glass winners "excellent wines in their categories" as they describe them. So far we've enjoyed two - Harmonium 2008 by Firriato, "a wine of incredible personality and character. Purplish and inky, with hints of blackberry, black plum, spice and autumn leaves. It combines power and vitality with wonderful drinkability." We'll agree with that! The other was Cottanera's Etna Rosso 2007, "this wine shows a real sense of its volcanic terroir, integrating rich mineral, smoky notes with focused, elegant fruit. Full flavored and fresh, it has perfect nose-palate consistency underpinned by silky tannins and a body of rare weight and length/" All we know is that we enjoyed it immensely! There are more where these came from including a rare, under 15 euro winner of the three-glasses...we're determined to find one if there are any still for sale!

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