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2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Portelli

2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Portelli - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

To accompany simply prepared Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll have trouble finding better than this Sicilian charmer. Try this: cut some zucchini lengthwise into thin slices, then fry them in olive oil. Season with oregano and thyme. Layer the browned pieces in a dish; spoon tomato sauce over the top. Cover the whole with gobs of fresh mozzarella, and place your creation in the oven until the cheese is bubbling assertively. Pour a glass of this blend of Calabrese (aka Nero d’Avola) and Frappato. Its flavors perfectly echo those in the dish, while the wine’s medium weight and cleansing acid invite repeated gulping, without ever going to your head.

Anthony Lynch

$23.00
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 70% Calabrese, 30% Frappato
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Producer: Portelli
Winemaker: Salvatore and Alessandro Portelli
Vineyard: 5.5 ha
Soil: Clay, limestone
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Sicily

Italy’s southernmost region and the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has no shortage of sunshine to grow high-quality grapes on a yearly basis. It also does not lack a history of winemaking: since the Greeks settled here almost three millennia ago, the vine has played a major role in the island’s agricultural makeup. Production of cheap bulk wine for blending dominated much of its recent history until now, as we are witnessing a quality revolution that puts forth its great diversity and quality of terroirs, indigenous grape varieties, and local production methods.

While Sicily’s historical reputation is for sweet wines—Marsala and the Muscats of Pantelleria stand out—a number of dry whites and reds are enjoying the spotlight today. The cooler, high-altitude slopes of Etna, with its ashy volcanic soils, have seen an explosion of activity from producers both local and foreign; both whites (primarily from Carricante) and reds (Nerello Mascalese) here are capable of uncommon freshness and finesse. Other noteworthy wine regions are Eloro, where Nero d’Avola gives its best; Noto, an oasis of dry and sweet Moscatos; Vittoria, with its supple, perfumed Frappatos; and Salina, where Malvasia makes thirst-quenching dry whites and deliciously succulent passiti.

Countless foreign invasions over the centuries have given Sicilian architecture and cuisine a unique exotic twist, making it a fascinating destination for gourmands as well as wine importers. With a wealth of dedicated artisans proud to show off the riches of their land, you can bet there are many exciting things still to come from this incredible island.

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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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