• Mandrarossa "Laguna Secca" Chardonnay Sicilia DOC 2018

      Mandrarossa “Laguna Secca” Chardonnay Sicilia DOC 2018

      This full-bodied wine with the fine aroma of tropical fruits could become a serious competitor for some of its namesakes. With its balanced and round character it is more than a wonderful summer wine. Without further ado he can accompany an entire menu. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw yellow. In the nose of apricots and orange zest, fine honey scent, figs. Juicy on the palate with a fine cream, slightly salty, slightly persistent on the finish." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 108 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19020118 ·  0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • Mandrarossa "Costadune" Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018

      Mandrarossa “Costadune” Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018

      Pure Grillo and unmistakably a native Sicilian. In the fragrance ripe white peaches, mint and flowers. Well defined fruit on the palate, yet cuddly without any clumsy pushiness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Slightly nutty with a green-herb oils and citrus. Lemon and pith, dusty scent that reminds me of windswept coastal garrigue. A tiny, delicate floral sweetness on the end at the tip of the tongue." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:15,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Grillo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,38 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 100 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19020918 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • "Insolia" Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      “Insolia” Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      A bright, brilliant wine with golden reflections. The aroma is characterized by floral notes, summer fruits and honey. Rich and fresh on the palate with a full round finish - enjoyable! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Light white flowers, citrus and spices. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a fruity, crunchy finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Inzolia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: glass closure
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19080218 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • Mandrarossa "Le Sénie" Viognier Sicilia DOC 2018

      Mandrarossa “Le Sénie” Viognier Sicilia DOC 2018

      A pure Viognier with a rich straw-yellow sparkle and a delicious peach and apricot aroma that is matched by a juicy taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Viognier
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,86 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 108 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19020318 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • Mandrarossa "Ciaca Bianca" Fiano Sicilia DOC 2018

      Mandrarossa “Ciaca Bianca” Fiano Sicilia DOC 2018

      Wonderful white wine from the very old, southern Italian grape variety Fiano. The delicate and persistent bouquet is reminiscent of roasted hazelnuts and pears. On the palate fruity citrus notes, well structured and harmonious until the long aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lemon-leaf nose. Ripe orange and sharp pineapple forming weight and edges in the mouth, cardamom sweetness and greenness lending spice and a little rounded nuttiness. Fresh and neat with a herbal finish rolling ever so slightly into bitterness. A tabbouleh-salad kind of wine!" Jancis Robinson

      "A beautiful purity of ripe peach, pineapple and citrus with an intensely fresh palate with an attractive savoury, mineral finish." Decanter

      • Decanter :90 points / silver medal
      • Jancis Robinson:15,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Fiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,84 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,90 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Mandrarossa "Desertico" Syrah Sicilia DOC 2017

      Mandrarossa “Desertico” Syrah Sicilia DOC 2017

      Deep red colour, with the scent of dark berries and a pleasant peppery note. The taste is fine and spicy with a complex structure. A full-bodied wine with a harmonious finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,70 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,63
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19022517 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

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    • Mandrarossa "Rupenera" Merlot Sicilia DOC 2017

      Mandrarossa “Rupenera” Merlot Sicilia DOC 2017

      Very interesting the herbaceous, intense, well matured and pithy Merlot. A drinking classic, soft and round. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,53
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19022817 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • Mandrarossa "Serra Brada" Cabernet Sauvignon Sicilia DOC 2017

      Mandrarossa “Serra Brada” Cabernet Sauvignon Sicilia DOC 2017

      Deep dark red colour, fruity bouquet with notes of red berries, cherries and grass. Beautiful structure and elegance, spicy, very dense and round. A flatterer who spoils the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 37,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,90 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19022117 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • "Tareni" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2018

      “Tareni” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2018

      The grapes for this red all-rounder come from the areas of Salemi and Mazara del Vallo in the province of Trapani. Dark ruby red with violet reflections. Fresh nose of rose petals, marasca cherry and blackberry. Full-bodied on the palate with black cherries, with a wonderful freshness, well proportioned tannin and a fine vanilla note in the soft finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 4 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19272118 · 0,75 l · 9,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      6,95 €
    • "Tareni" Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      “Tareni” Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      Bright garnet red. Intense aroma of red berries and plums, with a hint of violets. In the drink fresh red berry fruit, then again plum and some cherry, then pomegranate. A fresh red with a lot of drinking flow and with its fine acidity and mineral note an excellent accompaniment. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 4 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Spicy fish dishes, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19272218 · 0,75 l · 9,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      6,95 €
    • "Sallier de la Tour" Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018

      “Sallier de la Tour” Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018

      The Sallier de la Tour winery belonged to the cousins of the Tasca family until 2009 and is today the fifth Sicilian winery that complements and constitutes the diversity and professionalism of what is probably the most famous winery in Sicily. Sallier de la Tour focuses on the Grillo, Inzolia, Syrah and Nero d'Avola grape varieties.

      Straw yellow with greenish reflections. Fresh nose of yellow fruits and meadow herbs. On the palate fresh with notes of citrus and enveloped by a fine acid reader. The white trendy grape variety Grillo is simply fun in the glass! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:88 points
      • Wine Spectator :88 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Grillo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 4 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19031418 · 0,75 l · 9,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,45 €
    • "Sallier de la Tour" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2016

      “Sallier de la Tour” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2016

      Exceptional red wine! Deep dark red, in the nose spices and a fine liquorice note. Impressive fruit and freshness on the palate, the discreet use of wood gives it concentration, backbone, velvety elegance and a good future. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Be prepared for the enveloping bouquet of this complex red with fabulous blue-fruit character, plus subtle savory and cocoa-powder notes. Enormous concentration and stunning balance of fruit, alcohol and tannin and an extremely long and pure finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30/50 barrique/stainless steel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19033916 · 0,75 l · 9,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,45 €
    About the region
    Sicily
     

    The shooting star of Italian wine exports.

    Sicily is with 25.700 km² the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. And with more than 100,000 hectares, it is also Italy's largest wine-growing region. That is about as big as the sum of all growing areas in Germany.

    Wine growing has been going on here for a very long time, only recently wine storage vessels and grape seeds from the Middle Bronze Age were found during excavations. The Greeks colonised the island in the eighth century B.C. and brought their winegrowing techniques and many vines with them, some of the grape varieties cultivated today are due to it. Like most islands, Sicily experienced a lively history under various colonial rule. Many of them also influenced viticulture. The Arabs tolerated the cultivation of wine, but forced the production of table grapes and raisins. Both are still an important part of Sicilian agriculture today. The Romans and the Bourbons, on the other hand, favoured wine, the British "invented" the Marsala, named after the Arabic name of the ancient port city in the west, Marsah el Allah.

    With its well-balanced climate, influenced by the sea, hilly terrain and mostly volcanic soils, Sicily's coastal regions are productive wine regions. For decades, Sicily was therefore a producer of bulk wine, most of which was delivered in tankers and ships to other wine regions as blended wine. It was not until the 1990s and 2000s that the radical turnaround began. Through modern cellar technology and more profitable education methods in the vineyards, it was suddenly possible to produce wine of higher quality at a favourable price. Also in the big cooperatives, which dominated the production at that time. At the same time, demand increased as many large supermarket chains worldwide discovered wine as a fast seller and generously listed it. This fight (especially with Australia) was clearly won by the Sicilians.

    Nero d'Avola became an export hit.

    The large landowners quickly realised that a lot could be achieved with good quality and invested in quality measures. Today there are still these family businesses like Planeta, Tasca d'Almerita, Cusumano or Donnafugata, who are in charge of the upswing. In addition, there were some lateral entrants such as Cornelissen, COS or Marco de Grazia (Tenuta delle Terre Nere), as well as the old-established Benanti family, who focused on the revitalization of old varieties such as Cerasuolo di Vittoria, forgotten regions or on organic or winemaking in amphorae - and thus brought a further upswing.

    The new - ancient - boom region lies on the Aetna.

    This region was still dying in 2001, and there were only 14 wineries left. Planting rights were sold to the investors in the Maremma, one vineyard after the other was no longer cultivated. Too steep, too laborious manual work, too little yield from the Albarello vineyards laid out in terraces at altitudes of over 1,000 metres.

    When the career changers suddenly let the worldwide wine critics sit up and take notice with their elegant wines, all the well-known wine-growing families were again interested in "Mamma Etna"as the volcano is called here because the volcanic soil is very fertile. Today there are again almost 200 producers, most of them with tiny plots and a few hectares of vineyard. Both the mineral white wines from Catarrato, Carricante and Minella, but above all the elegant Rosso dell'Etna from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are currently more than sought after by wine lovers all over the world, as there are extremely few of them. One could classify these red wines from the Aetna quite between best Burgunder and Barbaresco.

    White wines dominate in Sicily.

    Hard to believe, but still about 60 percent of all wines from Sicily are white wines. The most important are the local varieties Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto and Carricante, as well as a variety of Trebbiano. Meanwhile there are also Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and many others, which are mostly used for white cuvées (even Riesling is now available here).

    The most common red varieties are Nero d´Avola and the two Nerello. Complemented by the typical international varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante. In recent years, many wineries have discovered that Syrah produces excellent aromatic-spicy results here, so Syrah is currently being replanted extensively.

    Marsala made history.

    Traditionally, Sicily is inextricably linked to the outstanding Marsala. The vines grow in the hot, dry plains of Western Sicily on a low yielding soil called Sciari. Marsala is a wonderful liqueur wine. 1773 by the Englishman John Woodhouse. „fictitious“ and exported it to the British Isles, where it quickly became popular. It is said that Admiral Nelson had his Mediterranean fleet supplied with the delicious dessert wine. In the middle of the 19th century, Marsala reached a quality that is between Madeira and Sherry. Unfortunately, the traditional sprinkled wine went out of fashion, although with the lighter, dry Vergine style, a "more modern" variant onto the market. However, it is still indispensable for Italian cuisine. The Renaissance is probably only a matter of time. The most sought-after sweet wine at present is the Passito di Pantelleria, a Moscato (Zibibbo) made from dried grapes of the famous small island in the southwest, which Tunisia is closer than Sicily.

    The upswing also brought with it a great deal of confusion about the regions of origin, with more than 20 DOC regions emerging in a very short space of time, often involving only a few producers. Soon it became clear that no one would notice, and when the bottle says Sicily, everyone knows where it came from. So almost all wineries produced one or more Sicilia IGT. With the 2012 harvest, this became the comprehensive DOC Sicilia with several subdivisions.

    There is currently only one DOCG - where the red, fruity Cerasuolo di Vittoria comes from - and 23 DOC regions, which are the most important: Alcamo, Etna, Malvasia delle Lipari, Mamertino, Marsala, Menfi, Monreale, Noto, Pantelleria, Salaparuta, Siracusa and Vittoria - and of course the comprehensive Sicilia DOC. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Palermo
    • Provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Syracuse, Trapani, Caltanissetta
    • Vineyard: more than 100,000 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 600 million litres (2016)
    • of which white wine: over 60 percent
    • Share of Italian viticulture: 12%.

    The vineyard area of Sicily includes 1 DOCG and 23 DOC areas:

    • Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
    • Alcamo DOC
    • Sclafani County DOC
    • Contessa Entellina DOC
    • Delia Nivolelli DOC
    • Eloro DOC
    • Erice DOC
    • Etna DOC
    • DOC lighthouse
    • Malvasia delle Lipari DOC
    • Mamertino di Milazzo/Mamertino DOC
    • Marsala DOC
    • Menfi DOC
    • Monreale DOC
    • Noto DOC
    • Pantelleria DOC
    • Riesi DOC
    • Salaparuta DOC
    • Sambuca di Sicilia DOC
    • Santa Margherita di Belice DOC
    • Sciacca DOC
    • Sicily DOC
    • Syracuse DOC
    • Victory DOC