Sicily is a slowly awakening universe of different terroirs in which an ever-increasing number of excellent natural wines are being produced. 

The island is so diverse that it makes little sense to lump it all together. 1 DOCG, 23 DOC and 8 IGT speak a clear language in this respect - although, as is so often the case when assessing Italian regions of origin, one wonders why Cerasuolo di Vittoria is the only wine style to enjoy DOCG status. Be that as it may, good winegrowers and spectacular wines can be found everywhere. At the moment, they are probably most often found around Mount Etna, although the hype surrounding the volcano seems a little exaggerated to us and the focus on its red wines obscures the fact that the white wines made from Carricante are also often truly outstanding.

Speaking of grape varieties: their often astonishing qualitative potential is being explored down to the last detail. Often with surprising and extremely pleasing results: some artisan winegrowers, for example, have exorcised Nero d'Avola of its clumsiness and replaced it with elegance and clear aromas, while others have begun to successfully elicit multi-layered and complex aromas from Catarratto and Grillo, which have been labelled as insignificant.

Aldo Viola: Moretto 2019
Aldo Viola: Moretto 2019
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Aldo Viola: Moretto 2019

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Although Syrah plays a not insignificant role in Moretto, it shares this status equally with Perricone and Nerello mascalese. Thanks to the success story of the wines from Mount Etna, the latter has now become known beyond the borders. Perricone, on the other hand, is hardly known to anyone, whic...

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SRC Etna Rosso 2020
SRC Etna Rosso 2020
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SRC Etna Rosso 2020

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Rori Parasilitis Etna Rosso is much more than an ordinary entry-level wine and yet it provides a perfect introduction to the world of Etna wines.  As befits a wine from the slopes of the iconic Sicilian volcano, it is largely made from Nerello Mascalese, which is complemented by a few little-kno...

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Aldo Viola: Biancoviola 2021
Aldo Viola: Biancoviola 2021
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Aldo Viola: Biancoviola 2021

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The Biancoviola is the white answer to the red Moretto. It consists of three different grape varieties from three vineyards located far apart from each other. The grapes for the Grillo ripen in the inland hills around Segesta, the Grecanico vines are rooted in the wild west of Sicily, while the C...

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Aldo Viola Egesta 2017
Aldo Viola Egesta 2017
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Aldo Viola Egesta 2017

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Egesta is one of the most original and best white wines in Sicily. It is made from 100% white Grillo, a variety that is associated with Sicily more than almost any other, but which apparently does not originate from the island. It was probably first planted in Sicily after the phylloxera campaign...

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Aldo Viola Saignée 2019
Aldo Viola Saignée 2019
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Aldo Viola Saignée 2019

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The Saignée is a clear reference to France, especially to Provence, where excellent rosé wines are still produced today using the (Saignée) method of the same name. Aldo has also done this for many years - but with the 2018 vintage, he is going one step further and building a finely woven, playfu...

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Aldo Viola: Plus 2019
Aldo Viola: Plus 2019
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Aldo Viola: Plus 2019

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The Guarini Plus is the result of Aldo Viola's passion for Syrah. Convinced that the variety could also produce excellent results in Sicily in well-ventilated and north-facing locations, he set out on a search a good two decades ago and found what he was looking for in Feudo Guarini, a microscopi...

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Syrah, dunkel wie die Nacht über Alcamo. 4200 Stöcke am Hektar, Nordlage, ein Ertrag von 1,5 kg/Stock, kalkgeprägte Böden. Oliven, Lorbeer, schwarze Beeren
Aldo Viola: Guarini Coccinella 2021
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Aldo Viola: Guarini Coccinella 2021

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The Guarini Coccinella is the result of Aldo Viola's passion for Syrah. Convinced that the variety could also produce excellent results in Sicily in well-ventilated and north-facing locations, he set out on a search a good two decades ago and found what he was looking for in Feudo Guarini, a micr...

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Aldo Viola, Brutto 2022
Aldo Viola, Brutto 2022
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Aldo Viola, Brutto 2022

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A frizzante from Catarratto by Aldo Viola. Produced according to the metodo ancestrale, i.e. by secondary fermentation in the bottle without subsequent disgorging and dosing. There are several possible explanations for the BRUTTO (Italian for ugly) in the name and the duck on the label.  Firstly...

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Knackiger & knochentrockener Frizzante von Rori Parasiliti aus Nerello Mascalese und anderen autochthonen Sorten. Flaschenvergoren. Nicht degorgiert. Top.
SRC Rosato Frizzante 2019
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SRC Rosato Frizzante 2019

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Nerello Mascalese, misappropriated and groundbreaking. The brilliant variety from Mount Etna is not only suitable for full-bodied and elegant red wines, it also makes an excellent protagonist for finely chiselled sparkling wines: Pinot Noir, to which it is often compared, sends its regards. Cult...

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Rosé-Meilenstein aus 50-Jahre alten Weingärten am Ätna. Aus roten und weißen Trauben gekeltert. Mineralisch, kühle rote Frucht, anspruchsvoll.
SRC Rosato 2020
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SRC Rosato 2020

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Rori's 50-year-old vineyards are the youngest he has. They are located 600 metres above sea level in quasi-black soil on the northern slopes of the great Sicilian volcano. The two classic red Etna varieties Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are rooted in them alongside the two classic white...

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Nerello Mascalese von bis zu 100 Jahre alten Reben. Fein, filigran, profund und vielschichtig. Aristokratische, elegante Statur. Lang und tiefgründig.
SRC Alberello 2018
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SRC Alberello 2018

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Rori Parasiliti's old Nerello-Mascalese-vines, trained as Alberello, grow on a one-hectare plot in the Contrada (vineyard) Crasà on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. They provide him with grapes that have substance and depth, which he transforms into a radiant and subtle wine that can definitely...

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Aldo Viola: Krimiso 2019
Aldo Viola: Krimiso 2019
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Aldo Viola: Krimiso 2019

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Cataratto has always been the workhorse among the island's white grape varieties, and you could taste it. Only recently have there been a small number of winegrowers who have really got to the bottom of the character of Catarratto and are breaking new ground. Aldo Viola's Montelongo Catarratto vi...

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Fabio Ferracane, Elisir 2020
Fabio Ferracane, Elisir 2020
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Fabio Ferracane, Elisir 2020

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Before the wine of the same name was invented in Marsala in the 18th century and subsequently shipped almost exclusively to England, there was already a very similar style of wine in the region, although it was not fortified with high-proof alcohol, but harvested late and fermented without addit...

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Fabio Ferracane, Guanciabianca 2022
Fabio Ferracane, Guanciabianca 2022
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Fabio Ferracane, Guanciabianca 2022

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Catarratto is Fabio Ferracane's flagship variety and the Guanciabianca is a brilliant introduction.  The vines for this are rooted on a plateau 160 metres above sea level in very calcareous soil. In view of the very high temperatures around Marsala, especially in summer, limestone provides a cer...

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Carricante von einem der höchsten Weingärten Italiens. Auf 1000 Meter am Ätna gewachsen. 3 Tage auf der Maische, ungefiltert, voller Charakter & Spannung
SRC Etna Bianco Pirao 2022
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SRC Etna Bianco Pirao 2022

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Carricante is one of Italy's great white varieties - provided it is grown in the right place and tended by the right hands. The right hands are those of Rori Parasiliti and they know exactly what they are doing; the right place is Mount Etna, more precisely the Pirao site, a vineyard at an altitu...

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