• Rosso Sicilia "Camelot" IGT 2009 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Rosso Sicilia “Camelot” IGT 2009 · MAGNUM in OWC

      An opulent drop is the Bordeaux blend Camelot: it pampers the nose with hints of black currants, plums, cocoa and nutmeg and then on the palate a powerful and compact, at the same time wonderfully soft kind. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2009 Camelot, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend from vineyards in Trapani, emerges from the glass with layers of expressive red fruit. Mint, flowers, spices and licorice develop over time, adding complexity and depth. Here, too, the French oak is very nicely balanced. Camelot is arguably Firriato's most famous wine." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,60 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19093109 ·  1,5 l · 33,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      59,90 €49,99 €
    • Rosso Sicilia "Ribeca" IGT 2010 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Rosso Sicilia “Ribeca” IGT 2010 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Strong character of Ribeca with its fruitiness, freshness and persistence. Its pleasant spicy scent and the harmonious, hearty-fruity taste make it an extraordinarily successful Sicilian. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Guide l'Espresso:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Perricone
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 11 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      19093010 · 1,5 l · 37,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping10 units available

      56,50 €
    About the winemakers
    Firriato
    Sicily
    Firriato

    The westernmost part of Sicily can probably look back on an already longer winegrowing tradition than the Italian mainland. However, the history of the Firriato winery has only been written since the mid-1980s. Unlike many other renowned winegrowers on the island, Salvatore and Vinzia Di Gaetano, out of love for their homeland and for local agriculture, rely with enthusiasm, wisdom, a great deal of knowledge, a great deal of tact and a very pronounced environmental awareness predominantly on local grape varieties. Together with respected oenologists and inspired by valuable new insights from Australian producers in winemaking, the family developed their own wine style in the 1990s. On far more than 300 hectares of vineyards the property, which is managed according to strict ecological principles, has grown in the meantime. Around three quarters of the reliable Azienda Firriato wines, which are distinguished by their exemplary style and are inexpensive at every quality level, are exported to more than 30 countries around the world.

    The winery is located in the town of Paceco, near Trapani, and is highly appreciated by the international wine world. The wineries are magnificent and irreproachable. The environmentally friendly farming methods of the winegrower couple supported by daughter Irene and her husband Federico Lombardo di Monte Iato have been certified in all areas since 2012. In addition to the estates in the Trapani region, such as the Tenuta Baglio Soria, the Cavanera am Ätna farm in Castiglione di Sicilia and the Calamoni farm on the island of Favignana have recently joined other naturally cultivated branches of the vine kingdom. On the largest Egadi island, the Di Gaetano family cultivates a magnificent five-hectare vineyard in the immediate vicinity of the coast, exclusively in classical Alberello education. The soils consist of red sand and tuff.

    The vineyards are dominated by typical Sicilian grape varieties such as Nero d'Avola and Grillo, which are accompanied by a number of local varieties, some of which are less well-known, such as Cataratta and Ansonica. However, international plants such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Chardonnay are also cultivated. Since many of the quality wines full of character, aging in stainless steel and/or oak barrels, are of pure variety and are blended from high-quality individual sites, they can justifiably be described as terroir wines. The noble wines of the house Firriato are always highly appreciated by the international wine press. For example, the wine guide Gambero Rossoregularly awards the coveted Tre Bicchieri to products from the Sicilian winery. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Firriato always marches to the sounds of his own drum. The wine house is part of a first wave of larger companies investing in the Etna region and is the first producer to grow wine beyond the coastal region of Trapani on the dry Egadi islands. In my opinion, the wine style in Sicily today brings out the best out of oak wood."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1985
    • Owners: Salvatore and Vinzia Novara Di Gaetano
    • Oenologists: Giuseppe Pellegrino and Giovanni Manzo
    • Annual production: approx. 4,250,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 320 hectares
    • Biologically recognised cultivation (BioAgriCert)