Sex Apeal. Sicilian wines have become so popular in the last few years and there are many reasons why. But the two words that summed it up at a Sicilian wine conference last year were just that, Sicilian wines have "sex appeal" so says Monica Larner Italian Wine Editor of The Wine Enthusiast.
This one by a passionate young women, Arianna Occhipinti, delivers this in every swallow, made of two exotic grapes Albanello, Moscato di Alessandria locally know as Zibibbo is a work of art.
We chose another cusine and paired ours beautifully with a Southwestern style Seared Tuna with Avocado and a hearty dish of Braised Parsnips with Acorn Squash and Cranberries. Recipes below. This wine would be fabulous with Asian cuisine was well.
Wine has flourished in Sicily since before 750 B.C. when the Greeks colonized Sicily, however other than a spell when Marsala was popular, Sicily was just known as a source for low cost blending wines the real action was on the mainland.
In the 1980's that began to change, noted enologist Giacomo Tachis was among the first people to really change Sicilian wine making. Great vineyards like Donnafugata and Planeta, two of my favorites, became international brands by focusing on the core of great Italian win making which is of course family, territory and grape.Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti are taking Sicilian wines to a new level.
Her wines are made with a fabulous commitment to the land and nature, wines that reflect the beauty and rich culture of Sicily.
Red Hot Sicily by Monica Larner
Seared Tuna with Avocado Simply Recipes
Braised Parsnips, Squash and Cranberries Recipes.Com