Sicilia En Primuer 2019 Latest Releases (100+ Wines) – James Melendez

 

 

 

 

 

This is a list of wines I tasted as an alpha list by producer at Sicilia en Primeur 2019 – 16th Edition.  I did keep producers together by primary name and additional names listed below primary name.

My intention is to taste everyone wine at every single event I attend.  I feel it not just an honourable thing to do but a great gauge if possible to taste a majority of wines and see how the latest releases are tasting.

But it is nearly impossible to taste every wine and within context if I would have “speed” tasted the wines I would have missed the opportunity to meet producers.  And to also take the time to experience the wines thoughtfully.

If you see wine producers “missing” in this listing of wines it is not because they were not worthy to taste–it was simply that I ran out of time.  And I do hope that with some producers I’ll have the opportunity to taste still this year of all current releases.

I like to publish lists like this and I always put a caution–the highest score doesn’t mean the best overall wine.  This list is not a competition but a showing of wines in the details points should be viewed in context:

  • region
  • vintage
  • variety
  • some cases even vineyard designation
  • style of wine

Also the number order is just a numbering order and doesn’t imply the first entry is the best wine–it is alphabetical ranking.  If you wanted to compare wines take a look at DOC or DOCG and look at specific varieties keeping in mind vintage.

My enotour was of Etna Nord.  A spectacular region with gorgeous vines.  Many vines are pre-phylloxera which is amazing; many of these vines are really really old vines of 150 years old.  It is rare to not just taste wines like this in Sicilia but anywhere in the world.  Nerello Mascalese is the dominant red and Nerello Cappuccio is the supporting red wine.  Carricante is the white wine grape of Etna.

Sicilia en Primeur is a great show case of all the regions of Sicilia which highlights it’s indigenous varieties–the island does a fantastic job of international varieties like Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.  There is a reason to drink these international varieties–they are not just good for Sicilia but on a world stage of wines can stand hand-in-hand with international wines of any other region on the planet.

Seek out Sicilian wines not to just enjoy for a special meal but take your most often prepared meals and pair with a wine from Sicily.  A marriage of palate to plate.

Here are some wines to consider and most are available in US and around the world:

  • Alessandro di Camporeale Benedè Catarratto Comune e Lucido 2018 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Alessandro di Camporeale Grillo Vigna di Mandranova 2018 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Alessandro di Camporeale Kaid Sauvignon DOC Sicilia 2018 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Alessandro di Camporeale Cattarrato Lucidio Vigna di Mandranova 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Alessandro di Camporeale Donnatà Nero d’Avola DOC Sicilia 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Alessandro di Camporeale Kaid Syrah 2016 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Alessandro di Camporeale Vendemmia Tardiva 2017 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Chenin Blanc Brut 2018 IGT Terre Siciliane – 92 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Bertolino Soprano 2017 DOC Sicilia  – 93 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Urra di Mare 2018 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Costadune Perricone Rosé IGT Terre Siciliane 2018 – 92 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Terre del Sommacco 2016 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Timperosa Petit Verdot 2017 IGT Terre Siciliane – 92 Points
  • Cantine Settesoli Mandarossa Cartagho Nero d’Avola 2016  DOC Sicilia – 92 Points
  • Cusamano 700 Brut Metodo Classico  2015 – 94 Points – 55% Pinot Nero and 45% Chardonnay
  • Cusamano Angimbè 2018 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points – 70% Insolia and 30% Chardonnay
  • Cusamano Shamaris Grillo 2018 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Cusamano Cubia Insolia 2015 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Cusumano Jalè Chardonnay 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Cusamano Ramusa Pinot Nero 2018 IGT Terre Siciliane – 2018 – 93 Points
  • Cusamano Disueri Nero d’Avola 2018 DOC Sicilia  – 92 Points
  • Cusamano Benuara 2017 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points – 70% Nero d’Avola and 30% Syrah
  • Cusamano Sagana Nero D’Avola 2016 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points   
  • Cusamano Noà 2015 DOC Siciila – 92 Points – 40% Nero d’Avola, 30% Merlot, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2018 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Alta Mora Etna Rosato 2018 DOC Etna – 93 Points
  • Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017 DOC Etna – 93 Points
  • Alta Mora Guardiolo 2015 DOC Etna – 94 Points
  • Alta Mora Feudo di Mezzo Etna DOC 2015 – 94 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Suliccenta Grillo 2018 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Plan della Signora Frappato 2018 IGT Siciliane – 93 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Kudyah Nero d’Avola 2017 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Maskaria 2015 DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria 94 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Belsito Frappato DOC Vittoria 2017 – 94 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Ronna Syrah 2016 DOC – 93 Points
  • Terre di Giurfo Kuntari Nero d’Avola 2016 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Brut NV – 93 Points – Grecanico and Chardonnay
  • Duca di Salaparuta Bianca di Valguarnera 2015 IGT Siclia – 92 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Kados Grillo 2018 IGT Siciliane – 93 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Star Grillo & Muller Thurgau 2018 IGT Terre Siciliane – 92 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Duca Enrico Nero d’Avola 2014 IGT Siliciane – 93 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Duca Enrico Nero d’Avola 1997 IGT Siliciane – 94 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Sciaranèra Pinot Nero 2017 IGT Terre Siciliane – 93 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Làvico Nerello Mascallese 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane – 93 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Nawàri Pinot Nero 2017 IGT Terre Siciliane – 93 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Nero d’Avola 2017 IGT Terre Siciliane – 93 Points
  • Duca di Salaparuta Triskelè 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane – 93 Points – Nero d’Avola, Merlot
  • Florio Morsi di Luce Zibibbo NV 93 Points
  • Florio Franca Grillo NV DOC Marsala 93 Points
  • Florio Baglio Florio 2002 DOC Marsala 93 Points
  • Florio Passito di Pantalleria 2015 DOC Passito di Pantalleria 94 Points
  • Florio Aegusa 1964 DOC Marsala 94 Points
  • Feudo Arancio Dalia 2017 DOC Sicilia Riserva 93 Points – 80% Grillo and 20% Viognier
  • Feudo Arancio Grillo 2018 DOC Sicilia 93 Points
  • Feudo Arancio Inzolia 2018  DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Feudo Arancio Hedonis Nero d’Avola 2015 DOC Sicilia Riserva – 94 Points
  • Feudo Arancio Nero D’Avola 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Feudo Arancio Contodoro 2016 DOC Sicilia Riserva 92 Ponts – 80% Nero d’Avola and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Feudo Disisa Grillo 2018 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Feudo Disisa Lu Bancu Catarrato 2018 DOC Monreale 93 Points
  • Feudo Disisa Grecu di Livanti Rosato di Nero d’Avola 2018 DOC Sicilia 2018 93 Points
  • Feudo Disisa Chara 2018 DOC Terre Siciliane 93 Points  – 50% Catarrato and 50% Inzolia
  • Feudo Disisa Granmassenti Perricone 2017 DOC Monreale 94 Points
  • Feudo Disisa Vuaraia Nero d’Avola 2013 DOC Monreale 94 Points
  • Feudo Disisa Tornamira 2014 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points – 50% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot
  • Feudo Disisa Roano Syrah 2016 DOC Monreale 93 Points
  • Feudo Principi Di Butera Neroluce NV DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Feudo Principi Di Butera Nero d’Avola 2016 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Feudo Principi Di Butera Syrah 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Feudo Principi Di Butera Symposio 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points – 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
  • Feudo Principi Di Butera Deliella Nero d’Avola 2015 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Fina Kikè 2018 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points – 90% Traminer Aromatico, and 10% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fina Caro Maestro 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane – 93 Points – 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5 Petit Verdot
  • Firriato L’Ecrù IGT Passito Sicilia 2016 93 points – Zibibbo
  • Firriato Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca 2013 DOC Etna 93Points 70% Carricante and 30% Catarratto
  • Firriato Ribeca Periccone 2014 93 Points
  • Firriato Harmonium Nero d’Avola 2013 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Firriato Favinia La Muciara 2017 IGT Terre Sicilia 92 Points – 33% Grillo, 33% Catarratto and 33% Zibibbo
  • Firriato Gaudenius Blanc de Blanc NV IGT Terre Sicliane – 93 Points – 50% Carricante and 50% Chardonnay
  • Firriato Etna Rosso Prephollexera 2014 DOC Etna 94 Points
  • Gulfi Cajcanti Carricante 2016 IGT Terre Siciliane – 92 Points
  • Gulfi Resca 2014 DOC Etna 93 Points
  • Gulfi Pinò Pinot Nero 2014 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points
  • Gulfi Neromaccarj Nero d’Avola 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane 94 Points
  • Gulfi Nerobaronj Nero d’Avola 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points
  • Gulfi Nerobufaleffj Nero d’Avola 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points
  • Gulfi NeroSanlorè Nero d’Avola 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane 93 Points
  • Horus Sole e Terra 2017 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points – Grillo andInsolia  
  • Horus Pittore Contadino 2015 DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittorio Classico 93 Points
  • Horus Corda Pazza 2017 DOC Sicilia 93 Points – Syrah, Frappato, and Nero d’Avola
  • Horus Sole e Terra Nero d’Avola 2017 DOC Vittoria – 93 Points
  • Horus Sole e Terra Frappato 2017 DOC Vittoria – 93 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Rosato Mofete 2018 DOC Etna Rosato – 93 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Bianco Mofete 2016 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Bianco d’Assi Supierore 2018 DOC Etna Bianco – 94 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Bianco 2017 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Bianco 2018 DOC Etna Rosato – 93 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Rosso di Sei 2015 DOC Etna Rosso – 94 Points
  • Palmento Costanzo Contrada Santo Spirito 2015 DOC Etna Rosso 2015 94 Points
  • Peter Vinding Montecarrubo Il Carrubo Syrah 2017 IGT Terre Siciliane 94 Points
  • Peter Vinding Montecarrubo Cuvee Suzanne Syrah 2017IGT Terre Siciliane 95 Points
  • Pietro Caciorgna Ciauria 2017 DOC Etna Rosso – 93 Points
  • Pietro Caciorgna 2016 DOC Etna Rosso – 93 Points
  • Pietro Caciorgna N*Anticchia 2015 DOC Etna Rosso  – 94 Points
  • Planeta Nocera 2017 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Planeta Mamertino 2016 DOC Mamertino – 93 Points – 60% Nero d’Avola nd 40% Nocera
  • Planeta Plumbago Nero d’Avola 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Planeta Didacus Chardonnay 2016 DOC Menfi – 94 Points
  • Planeta Rosé 2018 DOC Sicilia – 92 Points – 50% Nero d’Avola and 50% Syrah
  • Planeta Allemanda Moscato Bianco 2018 DOC Noto – 92 Points
  • Planeta Cometa Fiano DOC Menfi 2018 – 94 Points
  • Planeta Alastro 2018 DOC Menfi – 92 Points – 80% Grecanico and 20% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Planeta Dorilli 2016 DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittorio Classico – 93 points
  • Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittorio 2017 DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittorio – 93 Points
  • Planeta Santa Cecilia Nero d’Avola 2016 DOC Noto – 94 Points
  • Planeta Metodo Classico Brut Carricante NV – 93 Points
  • Planeta Etna Bianco 2017 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Planeta Etna Bianco 2015 DOC Etna Bianco- 94 Points
  • Planeta Etna Eruzione Carricante 2016 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Planeta Etna Eruzione 1614 2015 DOC Etna Rosso 93 Points
  • Planeta Carricante IGT Sicilia 2011 92 Points
  • Planeta 1614 Eruzione Riesling DOC Sicilia 2017 -93 Points
  • Planeta Etna Rosso 2017 DOC Etna Rosso – 91 Points
  • Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante – 2017 DOC Sicilia – 93 Points
  • Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante – 2016 DOC Sicilia -93 Points
  • Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante – 2014 DOC Sicilia – 94 Points
  • Planeta Eruzione 1614  Pinot Nero IGT Terre Sicliane 2016 – 93 Points  
  • Tenuta Bosco 2018 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Tenuta Bosco 2016 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Tenuta Bosco 2018 DOC Etna Rosso -93 Points
  • Tenuta Bosco Rosso Prephylloxera 2015 DOC Etna Rosso – 94 Points
  • Torre Mora Scalunera Etna Bianco 2018 – 93 Points
  • Torre Mora Cairu 2014 Etna Rosso – 93 Points
  • Torre Mora Scalunera 2018 DOC Etna Rosato – 93 Points
  • Torre Mora Scalunera 2017 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Torre Mora Scalunera 2018 DOC Etna Bianco – 93 Points
  • Torre Mora Scalunera 2015 DOC Etna Rosso – 94 Points
  • Torre Mora Anteprima 2016 DOC Etna Rosso- 94 Points
  • Zisola Azisa 2018 DOC Sicilia 93 Points – 50% Grillo and 50% Catarratto
  • Zisola Nero d’Avola 2017 DOC Sicilia Noto – 93 Points
  • Zisola Effe Emme Petit Verdot 2016 IGT Sicilia 94 Points
  • Zisola Achilles Syrah 2016 IGT Terre Sicilia 2016 93 Points

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And I will also be producing a multi part series to talk about my complete experience in Sicilia.

Salute

James

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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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