Sicilia Red Wine

Nero d’Avola is the primary variety on Sicilia and, depending on yields, vine age and elevation, yields wines ranging from light and quaffable like Valpolicella or Pinot to deeeply meaty, aromatic and complex reds worthy of serious food. Frappato fills the role of Grenache or Malvasia Nera when blended with Sicilia’s more famous Nero d’Avola: it brings lift, perfume and higher toned fruit to our beloved Cerasuolo di Vittoria. On it’s own it is a zesty little scamp that can stand up to all manner of...

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Puglia Red Wine

Negroamaro is the principal grape of Puglia, the heel of the boot, and produces wines with the soft, silky texture of fine Pinots but with a bit more rustic / earthy / meaty bouquet and dark fruit on the palate leaning more towards plums than cherries. From Salento to Squinzano to Brindisi, we’ve got one for every need and they are ALL under $40. Primitivo is the grape that eventually came to California and became Zinfandel. Most Pugliese versions are earthier, meatier and less jammy than Cali bottlings and are...

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