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Italy | Sicily (Sicilia)

Mount Etna on the Island of Sicily

Italy's southernmost wine region, Sicily, is the largest island in the Mediterranean and in terms of quantity, is one of Italy's most important wine producing regions. In recent times Sicily’s winemakers have moved away from high-volume, unremarkable wines, to focus on quality wines from indigenous grapes of great character. The new wave of dry, well-structured red and white wines could not be further removed from the sweet Marsala and Moscato of the island’s past.

The sea-change was driven in the main by the Planeta family, who established their winery in the Menfi region of the island in 1985. By 1999 they had won Italy's coveted winery of the year award and gained recognition and respect internationally for the quality of their wines. Planeta is now, not only one of the islands top producers, but also one of Italy's greatest and the stunning quality of their wines has encouraged many other long established wineries to raise standards. 

Mount Etna, the towering volcano that dominates Sicily's eastern skyline is responsible for the mineral-rich, dark soils which characterise the Etna DOC vineyards. As Etna increases in popularity a new wave of winemakers are planting vineyards higher up on the volcanic slopes to capitalise on the cooler air and unique terroir the volcano has to offer.

The principle grape varieties used in Sicilian wine production are a combination of indigenous island varieties such as: Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Grillo, Carricante, Catarratto and Nerello Mascalese, alongside the more fashionable international grape varieties of Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah.

The Sicilian wine industry has received significant investment in recent years, particularly from producers on mainland Italy, which demonstrates that there has never been more interest in its vibrant, charismatic and captivating wines.



Il Barroccio IGT Rosso Terre Siciliane 2020

From £8.85 - per bottle
From sunny Sicily this is a juicy, fruity and spicy Nero d'Avola... Read More...

Feudo Arancio Syrah 2020

From £10.00 - per bottle
Great value Sicilian Syrah that is smooth, rich and velvety... Read More...

Feudo Arancio Grillo 2020

From £10.00 - per bottle
A concentrated expression of Grillo with citrus & herbs and a long fruity finish... Read More...

Feudo Arancio Nero d'Avola 2020

From £10.00 - per bottle
Soft & velvety Nero d'Avola, prince of the enological re-birth of Sicily... Read More...

Mandrarossa 'Timperosse' Petit Verdot 2019

From £15.00 - per bottle
Award winning, pure Sicilian Petit Verdot perfect for mid-week social drinking... Read More...

Pietradolce Etna Rosato

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Highly rated Sicilian Rosé made from the local Nerello Mascalese grape grown on Mt. Etna... Read More...

Pietradolce Etna Bianco 2019

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The Pietradolce Etna Bianco is a white wine made from the local Carricante... Read More...

Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2020

From £18.00 - per bottle
The Pietradolce Etna Rosso is a red wine made from the Nerello Mascalese... Read More...

Tasca Tenuta Regaleali Lamùri Nero d'Avola 2019

From £18.00 - per bottle
The Tasca Lamùri is made from a selection of Nero d’Avola grapes cultivated... Read More...

Tasca Antisa Catarratto 2018

From £18.00 - per bottle
The Tasca Antisa Catarratto is sourced from the Regaleali Estate in the centre... Read More...

Tasca Cavallo delle Fate Grillo 2020

From £18.00 - per bottle
Grillo, which translates as "cricket," is a historical Sicilian white wine grape variety,... Read More...

Graci Etna Rosato 2019

From £19.00 - per bottle
Rosato made from organically-grown Nerello Mascalese grown on the slopes of Mount Etna... Read More...

Mandrarossa Cartagho Nero d'Avola 2016

From £22.00 - per bottle
The iconic ‘Cartagho’ Nero'd'Avola is a perennial winner of the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri’... Read More...

Graci Etna Bianco 2021

From £23.00 - per bottle
A blend of Carricante & Catarratto grapes grown on the slopes of Mt. Etna... Read More...

Graci Etna Rosso 2020

From £23.00 - per bottle
Graci's fantastic expression of the indigenous Nerello Mascalese grape grown on Mt. Etna... Read More...

IDDA Etna Bianco 2019

From the unconventional side of Etna comes Gaja & Graci's expression of Carricante... Read More...

IDDA Etna Rosso 2017

Eagerly anticipated Red from Gaja's latest venture on the slopes of Mt. Etna... Read More...

Pietradolce Archineri Etna Rosso

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The Pietradolce Archineri Etna Rosso is made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes grown... Read More...

Tenuta di Passopisciaro Passobianco IGT 2017

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Instead of the indigenous Carricante, which grows on the eastern side of the... Read More...

Tenuta di Passopisciaro Passorosso IGT 2016

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 A Pinot Noir substitute in terms of food and wine matching... Read More...

Pietradolce Archineri Etna Bianco 2020

From £35.00 - per bottle
Made exclusively with grapes from pre-phylloxera Carricante vines of 100-120 years of age... Read More...

Tenuta di Passopisciaro Franchetti IGT

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The top wine produced at Passopisciaro, a Super-Etnean wine of Petit Verdot and Cesanese d’Affile... Read More...