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Mystery Sicilian Wine Box - Wine UnPacked

Wine Folly’s Madeline Puckette dives into a mystery box of Sicilian wines to discover tasty summer-time wine. Wine UnPacked is Wine Folly's new series where we explore wines from around the world, sent to us by awesome wineries.

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Vurria Nerello Mascalese

Di Giovanna

2019 Vurria Nerello Mascalese

Terre Siciliane | Italy

Unoaked 100% Nerello Mascalese, made from the high hillside estate vineyard 'Paradiso' in the DOC Contessa Entellina (Palermo). 'Vurria' is Sicilian for 'vorrei' to wish for and is the name of the native varietal wines, cultivated by the Di Giovanna family for 5 generations. Certified organic.

Bright and complex with fine tannins and intense minerality that give good length.

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Helios Nero d'Avola DOC Sicilia

Di Giovanna

2019 Helios Nero d'Avola DOC Sicilia

Sicilia | Italy

An elegant expression of Nero d'Avola complimented by Syrah. Helios, the greek god of sun is the family's flagship red wine. Notes of carob, black cherry and sweet spice compliment silky tannins and a lengthy finish.

Decisive yet elegant, with velvety tannins and a pleasant, lengthy finish.

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Rufulia Catarratto Pet-Nat

Di Giovanna

2021 Rufulia Catarratto Pet-Nat

Terre Siciliane | Italy

Di Giovanna's new Pet-Nat (metodo ancestrale) is made from 100% estate grown Catarratto grapes grown in the mountains of the small DOC of Sambuca di Sicilia. 'Rufulia' is Sicilian for 'a gust of wind'. It's the perfect name to describe this natural, frizzante wine with a lot of Sicilian personality.

Light in body with excellent freshness. Layers of citrus, stone fruits and savory notes linger.

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