Wine

“Bonu vinu fa bonu sangu”

…Good wine makes good blood – Sicilian Proverb

Sicily, the second largest wine region in Italy, has a 4000 year old relationship with viticulture. According to archeological evidence, Sicilian wine production dates back to the 6th century B.C. and was introduced by Mycenean sailors and settlers.

Throughout the centuries, under the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Bourbons and other inhabiters of the island and its archipelago, wine-making underwent vast transformations. At times it flourished, at times it was confined to small territories.

It wasn’t until 1880, when a terrible epidemic of phylloxera ruined a majority of the island’s vines and caused a major turn in the Sicilian winemaking industry. The disaster gave rise to a new viticulture tradition in Sicily in which improved growing techniques replaced the old, making it possible to produce grapes which are rich in body and color.

Over the past 15 to 20 years, Sicilian wines have undergone a rebirth and boast 23 DOCs and a DOCG (Cerasuolo di Vittoria).

Our goal at Eolo is to offer a comprehensive selection of Sicilian wines. While our list is predominantly Sicilian, we do, however, offer a small selection of some of our favorite wines from other coastal areas of the Mediterranean basin.

(vintages are subject to change)

 

WINE LIST

SPARKLING WINES BY THE BOTTLE

Sicily

  • “Noblese” Brut, Benanti 140
  • Brut DOC, Tasca D’Almerita 120
  • Brut Rose, Murgo 78

Italy

  • Garda Rosé Metodo Classico, Olivini 56
  • Prosecco, Dolce Colline 42

France

  • Brut Champagne, Piper-Heidsieck (half-bottle) 38

ROSE WINES BY THE BOTTLE

  • Rose di Adele” 2014, Feudo Montoni (100% Nerello Mascalese) 48
  • Rosé 2012, Planeta (Syrah & Nero D’Avola)  58
  • Rosé, Stemmari (100% Nero D’Avola) 42

WHITE WINES BY THE BOTTLE

Carricante 

  • “Bianco Di Caselle” Etna DOC 2010, Benanti 58
  • Carricante 2010, Planeta 75
  • “Munjabel Bianco” N. 7, Frank Cornelissen 90
  • Bianco 2007, IL Cantante             130
  • “Pietramarina” Etna Bianco DOC 2001, Benanti             175

Cataratto 

  • “Vigna del Masso” 2014, Feudo Montoni 44
  • “Anthilia” 2013, Donnafugata 49
  • “Purato” 2013, Santa Tresa 48
  • “Leone D’Almerita” 2013, Tasca D’Almerita (Sauvignon, Cataratto, Pinot Bianco & Traminer) 58

Inzolia

  • Terre Siciliane Bianco 2012, Colosi         32
  • “Regaleali” 2012,  Tasca D’Almerita 48

Grillo

  • “Vigna Della Timpa” Grillo 2014, Feudo Montoni 48
  • “Dalila” 2009, Feudo Arancio 58
  • “Rina Ianca” 2010, Santa Tresa 34

Chardonnay

  • Chardonnay 2012, “Feudo Arancio” Stemmari 42
  • Chardonnay 2010, Principi di Butera 52
  • Chardonnay Grand Cru 2007, Tenuta Rapitala 95
  • Chardonnay 2007, Tasca D’Almerita             135
  • Chardonnay 2011, Planeta 82
  • “Valcanzjria” 2011, Gulfi 62 (Chardonnay, Carricante & Albanello)

Nero D’Avola (vinified as a white wine)

  • “Bianco Di Morgante” 2013, Morgante 52

Other varietals:

  • “Lighea” 2011, Donnafugata 48 (Zibibbo)
  • “Cometa” 2009, Planeta 82 (Fiano)
  • Fiano 2010, Mandrarossa 39
  • Pinot Grigio 2012, Mandrarossa 42

RED WINES BY THE BOTTLE

Nero D’Avola

  • “Vigna Lagnusa,” 2012 Nero D’Avola, Feudo Montoni 52
  • “Donnata” 2012, Alessandro di Camporeale 44
  • “Chiaramonte” Rosso 2010, Firriato 48
  • “Nerojbleo” 2008, Gulfi 58
  • “Vrucara” 2009, Feudo Montoni 68
  • “Don Antonio” 2008, Morgante 75
  • “Santa Cecilia” 2007, Planeta 92
  • “Saia” 2008, Feudo Maccari             100
  • “Mille e una Notte” 2007, Donnafugata             120
  • “Rosso Del Conte” DOC 2005, Tasca D’Almerita             175
  • “Duca Enrico” 2005, Duca Di Salaparuta             145
  • Nero D’Avola 2002, Tenuta La Lumia 94

Nero D’Avola Blends

  • “La Segreta” 2012, Planeta 49 (Nero D’Avola, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc)
  • “Passomaggio” 2008, Santa Anastasia 68 (Nero D’Avola, Merlot)
  • “Hierà” 2009, Hauner 72 (Nero D’Avola, Alicante, Nocera)
  • “Suber” 2009, Bosco Santo Pietro 85 (Nero D’Avola, Frappato, Alicante)
  • “Tancredi” 2008, Donnafugata 98 (Nero D’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • “Maldafrica” 2007, COS 82 (Nero D’Avola, Cabernet, Merlot) 
  • “Ceuso” 2006, Ceuso 125 (Nero D’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)

Frappato

  • Frappato 2010, COS 72
  • Frappato 2009, Fia ‘Nobile 48
  • Frappato 2010, Feudo del Pisciotto 58

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Nero D’Avola & Frappato Blend 

  • Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG  2011, Planeta 56
  • Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2009, Santa Tresa 34

Perricone

  • “Vigna del Core,” 2013 Feudo Montoni  52
  • “Ribeca,” 2010 Firriato 95

Corinto Nero

  • Salina 2011, Nero di Munto 58

Faro DOC

  • “Quattroenne” Faro DOC 2010, Le Casematte 92
  • Faro DOC 2006, Palari 220

Etna Rosso DOC

Nerello Mascalese & Nerello Cappuccio

  • “Martinella” Etna Rosso 2009, Vivera 58
  • “Aspide,” Etna Rosso 2007, Destro 58
  • “Aetneus” Etna Rosso 2007, I Custodi dell’Etna 84
  • “Sciarake” Etna Rosso 2008, Destro 78
  • “A Rina” Etna Rosso 2010, Girolamo Russo 88
  • “Rovitello” Etna Rosso 2007, Benanti 78
  • “Archineri” Etna Rosso 2009, Pietradolce 82
  • “IL Musmeci” Etna Rosso 2008, Tenuta Di Fessina 150
  • “Serra Della Contessa” Etna Rosso 2004, Benanti 130
  • “Serra Della Contessa” Etna Rosso 1999, Benanti 250

Frank Cornelissen’s New-Age Wines from Mt. Etna

Made without preservatives to develop freely

  • “Rosso Del Contadino” N.8 54 (Blend of local grapes, white & red)
  • “Munjbel” N.7VA 150 (Blend of various vineyards & vintages)
  • “Magma” N.8 (1.5 Liters) 650

(Super selection of usually single cru ripe nerello mascalese grapes-this wine only bottled from vineyards & vintages that provide perfect quality)

Single Varietal from Mt. Etna

  • “Ardenza” 2005, Cottanera 72

Pinot Noir from Sicily

  • “Pinot Noir” 2011, Feudo Arancio 42

Syrah from Sicily

  • “Syrah” 2011, Mandrarossa 38
  • “Nadir” 2008, Tenuta Rapitalá 44
  • “Kaid” 2010, Alessandro Di Camporeale 69
  • “Schietto” 2007, Principi Di Spadafora 72

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends from Sicily

  • “Cabernet Sauvignon” 2010, Feudi Del Pisciotto 78
  • “Fastaia” 2010, Ceuso Di Melia 68 (Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot)
  • “Burdese” 2006, Planeta 85 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot)
  • “Litra” 2005, Santa Anastasia 220
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Regaleali, Tasca D’Almerita 100

Other Non-Indigenous Varietals in Sicily 

  • “Dedalo” 2009, Fiore 32 (Ciliegolo)
  • “Victory” 2002, Gurrida Di Randazzo (Granache) 62
  • Merlot 2006, Planeta 95
  • Aglianico 2010, Carraia 60
  • Tannat 2005, Mirabile 64

Italian Reds

  • Gaglioppo 2009, Tenuta Statti 42
  • “Alea Viva” 2008, Andrea Occhipinti 38 (Aleatico)
  • Primitivo 2011, Tenute Rasciatano 40
  • Lagrein 2008, Bottega Vinaia 44
  • Ramitello Rosso 2008, Di Majo Norante 49
  • “Sasyr” Rocca Delle Macie 2009 58 (Sangiovese & Syrah)
  • Taurasi 2004, Terre D’Oro 110 (Aglianico)
  • Rosso Altesino 2010, Altesino 59 (Sangiovese grosso)
  • “Lucente” 2009, Luce della Vita 68 (Merlot & Sangiovese)
  • “Campo Masua” Amarone 2005, Venturini 160 (Corvina, Rondinella, Moninara)
  • Turriga 2005, Argiolas 175 (Cannonau, Carignano, Bovale Sardo and Malvasia Nera)
  • “Barrua” Isola Dei Nuraghi 2007, Punica 150 (Carignano)

Lebanese Reds

  • Massaya Classic 2008, Massaya 39 (Cabernet, Cinsault, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, Syrah & Tempranillo)
  • Rouge 2001, Chateau Musar 110 (Cinsault, Carignano, Cabernet)

Spanish Reds

  • Portal 2006, Celler Pinol 58 (Tempranillo, Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet)
  • “Anima Negra” 2004, Falanis 120 (Canetto)

French Red

  • Domaine De Trévallon 2000, Saint-Etienne-Du-Grés 190 (Cabernet & Syrah)

California Red

  • Montebello 1997, Ridge 350 (Cabernet)