From the tiny island of Salina off the north coast of Sicily (where the Tasca family runs a beautiful boutique hotel called Capofaro), comes this excellent expression of Malvasia. This dessert wine shows exactly what this versatile white grape variety is built to do best: The bouquet is redolent of honey, golden vanilla cream, candied apricot and sweet almond marzipan.
This is made using fruit from one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, so it’s no wonder this dessert wine is so delicious. Sweet peach, honey and candied almond notes open the fragrant bouquet.
Rosso del Conte is a landmark Sicilian red that boasts deep and penetrating concentration, finesse with light berry fruit and mineral notes, and extraordinary intensity in the mouth. This is a profound wine that sees 18 months of French oak. The tannins are still tight, so drink after 2008. Imported by Winebow.
One of the greatest wines to be born on Sicilian soil, Rosso del Conte is a rich and complex wine with numerous aromatic accents to keep you entertained. You’ll get blackberry, forest floor, cola, pipe tobacco and leather. It is soft and luscious and lasts a long time on the palate.
Tasca d’Almerita makes what may be the best expression of Cabernet Sauvignon on the island of Sicily. This is a thick and penetrating wine that delivers ripe thickness and determination without loosing those focused aromas of spice and blackberry that are characteristic of the grape variety. Cellar this wine for a few more years.
Despite the problematic vintage, this wine opens with bold aromatic intensity, featuring notes of prune, plum, blackberry and spice. On the palate, the wine is structured and firm, with a touch of sweet cherry on the finish.
A very sexy, deep wine with cedar, fresh coffee and milk chocolate aromas guiding you into spicy, black-cherry warmth. It’s the kind of wine that elicits a spontaneous, sensual “mmmm.” A blend of Nero D’Avola (90%) and Perricone (10%).