$20/bottle under the original label
Another Sicilian native grape and general rarity in the wine world, Perricone was almost extinct not long back, but a new generation of winemakers are bringing this ancient grape back from the brink. Rooted to rich, red earth soils (that local ancient pottery was made from) Perricone is well situated to the local microclimate due to its ancient growing history and beautiful expression of local terroir that can only be found in the province of Trapani. The wine produced is deep purple and strikingly similar on the palate to the Barbera grape - so if you're a fan of Barbera, don't sleep on this sub-200 case offering!
Lot 338 | 2021 Perricone Sicilia DOC Red berries, red clay, freshly-stirred leaves, and garden herbs define the nose. The entry is dynamic with red fruit, new, soft leather, cherry-kissed acidity, and sun-dried tomatoes uplifted by medium+ acidity and plentiful, dry, grippy tannins. The finish is long with accents of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and freshly-turned soils moving to a light, but persistent vanilla and red fruit umami. For fans of Barbera.
100% Perricone DOC Sicilia
8 month aging in stainless steel with 10 months of bottle conditioning 180 cases produced