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Perricone

Perricone is a red grape variety grown in the south of Italy, particularly in the island of Sicily.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Perricone has a deep purple hue, with intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, and violets. On the palate, it has high tannins, moderate acidity, and flavours of red berry fruits, black pepper, and a hint of smoke.

Fresh Perricone grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Perricone is primarily grown in the west coast of Sicily, in particular the privince of Palermo and Trapani. Perricone is considered a low-yielding variety and can be prone to developing bunch rot. To avoid this, it is important to follow good viticultural practices, such as proper vineyard spacing, adequate water supply, and frequent canopy management. In the winery, Perricone wines can be made in a variety of styles, from light and fruity to more robust and tannic. In Sicily, Perricone is often blended with Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Historically, it was used to make a rustic local rosé wine blended with white varieties and ruby Marsala. Perricone is a great match for beef, lamb, and game dishes. It can also be paired with hard cheeses and roasted vegetables.

Foods to pair with Perricone:

Game
Beef
Smoky
Fun Fact about Perricone
Perricone wines were highly regarded and sough-after in 19th century in Europe, known as Zucco Rosso.

Top Wines with Perricone

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Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte

Tasca d'Almerita

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Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte is a prestigious red wine that showcases the excellence of Sicilian winemaking. Produced in the heart of Sicily, this wine comes from carefully selected vineyards in the appellation. The vineyards benefit from the island's unique terroir, with its volcanic soils and Mediterranean climate, which impart distinct flavors and aromas to the grapes. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the winemaking process involves traditional techniques combined with modern expertise. The result is a wine that exudes elegance and complexity, with a rich and velvety texture. Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte is a true expression of Sicily's winemaking heritage and is sure to captivate wine enthusiasts with its exceptional quality.
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Tasca d'Almerita Perricone Guarnaccio Regaleali

Tasca d'Almerita

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First described in 1735, Perricone, or what the vignerons of Tenuta Regaleali once called “Guarnaccio” has been cultivated on the estate since 1959. A selection of vines from the historic San Lucio vineyard has been used to create new vineyards from which this wine comes. Rich in polyphenols and with spicy aromas, the Guarnaccio evokes memories of an ancient winemaking tradition.
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Firriato Ribeca Perricone

Firriato

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The Ribeca holds the classic D.O.C. Sicily classification and is crafted by Firriato winery exclusively from 100% pure Perricone grapes. Originating in the Agro di Trapani territory at the Pianoro Cuddìa estate, manual harvesting occurs from late September to the first ten days of October. The traditional red vinification method unfolds in thermo-controlled stainless steel tanks. Following this, the wine undergoes a refinement period of 10 to a maximum of 12 months in French oak barriques. This meticulous process ensures the Ribeca embodies the essence of its origin and the character of Perricone grapes.
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Feudo Montoni Perricone del Core

Feudo Montoni

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Feudo Montoni Perricone del Core is a captivating red wine that showcases the unique character of the Perricone grape variety. Produced in the Montoni estate, located in the heart of Sicily, this wine benefits from the region's ideal climate and volcanic soil. The vineyard's high altitude and cool breezes contribute to the grapes' optimal ripening, resulting in a wine with vibrant flavors and balanced acidity. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The end result is a medium-bodied wine with intense aromas of red fruits, spices, and a hint of earthiness. Feudo Montoni Perricone del Core is a true expression of Sicilian terroir, offering a delightful and distinctive drinking experience.
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Marco de Bartoli Rosso di Marco Natural

Marco de Bartoli

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Marco de Bartoli Rosso di Marco is a red wine produced by the renowned winemaker Marco de Bartoli. The wine is made in the appellation of Sicily, Italy, and is known for its unique vineyard features, including the use of indigenous grape varieties and sustainable farming practices. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of grapes, followed by a traditional fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied red with a rich and complex flavor profile, featuring notes of dark fruit, spice, and earthy undertones. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a popular choice among wine enthusiasts.
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