Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sicilia en Primeur 2014

Sicilia en Primeur is an annual event sponsored by Assovini Sicilia, a dynamic association of Sicilian wine producers who work together to promote their island and wines.  The 11th edition of this tasting event took place this year from May 27-29 at the Therasia resort on the island of Vulcano in the Aeolian Archipelago.  Thirty-five Sicilian producers presented a sampling of their most recent vintages to a group of journalists from around the world.  Beyond the breathtaking backdrop of Vulcano’s blue sea and sky, there was a spectrum of flavors and places to experience – coastal Grillo from Marsala, high altitude Catarratto from Valledolmo, vintage Nero d’Avola from Riesi, old-vine Nerello Mascalese from Etna, young-vine Nocera from Faro, and tiny-production Malvasia di Lipari from the nearby island of Salina.  More than any words, these wines revealed Sicily’s diversity and identity as a modern old world wine region which is embracing its native vine varieties and unique growing areas.

We invite you to sample some of the sights and sounds of this exceptional event at the following link: