Some of Sicily's most elegant wines come from this hilly area around Messina. Archaeological finds show evidence of wine production in the area since the 14th century BC. This production also gave birth to a thriving business that continued until the arrival of the Arabs, when it ceased completely until the end of the Arab domination.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the arrival of the phylloxera significantly reduced production, which continued to decline until it reached its minimum in 1985 when it risked disappearing altogether. In a splendid 18th century Sicilian villa, Palari resumed production with the goal of finding, with the help of modern techniques, the qualities that made local wines famous throughout the world. Vineyards are planted with ancient indigenous grapes such as nerello mascalese, nerello cappuccio, nocera, cor'e palumba, acitana and tignolino.
Rosso del Soprano 2014 has a deep ruby red colour. The nose is intense, with notes of ripe red berries, floral undertones and a spicy touch of pepper and vanilla. Dry and intriguing on the palate, with dense tannins, persistent and long finish.
Appreciated and awarded over the years by wine critics (e.g. its 2012 vintage was rated 92/100 points by Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate) and already three-time winner of the "Tre Bicchieri" best award handed out by the leading Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso, as well as three-time winner of the "Cinque Grappoli" best award by the Italian Sommeliers Foundation.
Aged in small French durmast casks (barriques) for 12 months, followed by at least 8 months in the bottle.
Best served at 16-18 °C.
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