In keeping with Sicily’s Arab-European identity, Sultana is a thick and luscious dessert wine enhanced by attractive layers of cinnamon apple, toasted walnut and candied fruit. Golden Delicious apple and pear aromas are in the forefront, and the wine feels rich and smooth with soft touches of chewy sweetness on the close.
Here’s a relatively new name in Sicilian viticulture to watch out for. Entrepreneur Antonio Moretti (owner of Tuscany’s Sette Ponti) and consulting enologist Carlo Ferrini have created a blockbuster Nero d’Avola with big, round ripe cherry, smoked wood, firm tannins and a velvety smooth finish. Imported by Kobrand.
This Nero d’Avola is the inaugural Sicilian wine from Antonio Moretti, proprietor of Sette Ponti in Tuscany. It’s big and stylish, with baked, spicy black fruit and a good deal of French oak. Expressive on the palate, with plum, boysenberry and chocolate. Finishes with some typical raisin and earth. More polished and woody than your standard Southern Italian wine.
Saia is one of a handful of icon wines from Sicily: It boasts excellent integration of oak and fruit (although the wood presence is definitely felt) and amazing richness and intensity on the finish. The wine is dense, inviting and very long lasting.
Characteristics of toasted almond and pistachio shine through as soon as you put your nose to the glass. Those notes are followed by bright cherry and blackberry, plus fresh sensations of acidity.
Saia is a pure expression of Nero d’Avola with dusty mineral tones, succulent black fruit and warm notes of toasted almonds or pistachios. It tastes clean, bright and polished in the mouth.