Our customers ask this question from time to time: “Why should I buy a Sicilian wine?”.  The answer is “For many good reasons, it’s a great choice!”

The land, the history, the tradition, the dedication of incredible winemakers and so on. But this is only Laura’s word! So, when the most prestigious wine critics join our little voice on plauding Sicilian wines… what a sense of pride!

According to the New York Times last ranking, 3 out of 10 of their favourite Italian white wines, are Sicilian. By the way… we know the product and the people behind these amazing wines. My Island offers an incredible and wondeful variety of soil, climate, international and indigenous grapes. Over the last three decades, incredibly determined winemakers have completely changed the reputation of Sicilian wines, delivering an outstanding product that is conquering the palat of the wine lovers around the globe.

From Eric Asimov of the New York Times, commenting on white Sicilian wines: “Sicily, like the rest of Italy, has long been known as red wine territory. Yet slowly, the whites of Sicily, particularly those grown in the foothills of Mount Etna, have been earning attention as among the most distinctive and unusual white wines in Italy, if not the world.

What makes them so different? These are not conventional, fruity whites. They offer none of the tropical flavors sometimes associated with New World chardonnays, none of the peach and apricot of German rieslings, not even the tart twang of sauvignon blancs”.

We cannot agree more, Mr Asimov…

Ciao!

 

Photo Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

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