Finding and telling about a, for many, unknown producer making outstanding wines is a joy. However, many of these are small in their production scale and sometimes difficult to find. Therefore, writing about a great wine most should be able to find quite easily is just as fun!
It’s easy to get the idea wine [...]
Thanks for taking such great care of the Nerello grapes Signor Ignazio Musmeci. Having tasted the 2007 Musmeci from Tenuta di Fessina I completely understand why Silvia, Roberto and Federico named the wine after you and your family.
The Musmeci puts me in an awkward position. It’s love at the first sniff, at the first [...]
I remember sewing was a part of the school chart when I was a kid. Must have been when I was 9 until 12 years of age. I sucked at sewing and my low-water mark must have been the green and white scarf I knitted. A scarf that not even the most loving parent would [...]
Did you read my Cheetah Chasselas post? If not, it’s here. It’s time for a follow up on the label, wine and a short break in my Sicilian wine adventures.
The guy in the cheetah clothing is a nephew of the present winery owner’s (Louis-Philippe Bovard ) grandfather. He was posing as Bacchus at [...]
Starting to get fed up of all the Nerello talk on Wine Virtuosity? Well, I can’t get enough of it. Haven’t felt this excited for a grape and style of wine for years. This is simply my Nebbiolo!
High altitude cultivation, warm days with direct sunlight and then chilly nights. That’s a good start. Add [...]
Indigenous is trendy. It’s cool to dare saying no to uniformity. That should however not stop producers from being innovative and seeking exciting, but perhaps unorthodox results. Take the Polena as an example. Donnafugata has found a way to put Cataratto, the most planted green grape on Sicily, on the map.
Well, it was [...]
Six months ago.
“Listen, Nero d’Avola, we need to talk…”
“What? Why? What did I do?”
“Look, it’s not you, it’s me. I need to figure some things out….”
There’s one Sicilian indigenous grape I’ve never really understood. Not in the sense it sucks no, it’s probably just not my palate. Sure, I could [...]
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