Compagnia Siciliana 1921

The name of our line "Compagnia Siciliana 1921" was inspired by the most important year for the production and trade of wine in Sicily, 1921; in the 1920s the fortune and spread of Marsala gave new light to the whole of Sicily, it was in fact the first wine to be marketed in Europe, especially in France and the United Kingdom. The cultivars to be red wines that are part of the line are Nerello mascalese , Nero d'Avola and Syrah , alongside the grape variety white Grillo .
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Real Academia – Nero D’Avola

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Also called Calabrese or Calabrese d’Avola, Nero d’Avola is the king of Sicilian grape varieties.

It is not known when the Nero d’Avola vineyards “landed” on the island, but its territory of origin can be traced back to the localities of Eloro, Pachino and Noto, in the province of Syracuse.

The name seems to derive from the erroneous translation of the Sicilian dialect “calaurisi”, resulting from the union of the words “calea” – or grape – and “aulisi” – from Avola, a village in the province of Syracuse.

The vine prefers medium-textured soils, mainly calcareous-clayey. The resulting wine has a characteristic ruby ​​color, while licorice and pomegranate are the aromas that peek out at its taste. It too appears intense and velvety on the palate.

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Taste

Licorice and Pomegranate

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Color

Ruby

Pacyficus – Syrah

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Syrah is one of the so-called “international” grape varieties, because it is exported from France and grown all over the world.

Originally it seems to come from the city of Schiraz, in Persia, from which it seems to have come to our country in ancient times through the city of Syracuse (a legend connected to the emperor Marcus Aurelius tells that it derives from Syracousai – Syracuse). The first evidence of Syrah in Italy dates back to 1828, thanks to the Mantuan Acerbi, one of the most important Italian ampelographers. At the end of the 19th century Syrah was present in almost all Italian regions, although its greatest diffusion was in Tuscany.

The organoleptic characteristics of the resulting wine are quite peculiar, the color is a very deep ruby ​​red with violet reflections, the taste is elegant and complex, the nose has notes of licorice, blueberry and black mulberry.

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Taste

Licorice, blueberry and black mulberry

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Color

Ruby red with violet reflections

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Blanchè – Grillo

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Grillo is a white grape variety widespread above all in western Sicily.

The Grillo probably originates in Puglia, from where it would have come after the phylloxera, initially in the area of ​​Marsala and then in the other provinces of the island. It is also known by the synonym Riddu. Today it is a characteristic vine of the Marsala area and has particular importance in the production of Marsala DOC.

Il Grillo had a rapid expansion in Sicily, until it occupied, around the 1930s, 60% of the entire island’s vineyard area.

The resulting wine has a brilliant straw yellow color; delicate aroma, with notes of orange blossom and white peach are associated with a harmonious and balanced taste.

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Taste

Notes of orange blossom and white peach

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Color

Brilliant straw yellow

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Nerello Mascalese is a native Sicilian vine belonging to the family of Sicilian nerelli or nigrelli or blacks, widespread mainly in the area on the slopes of Etna, in the metropolitan area of ​​Eatania.

Although there are no historical sources to attest to it, traditionally its structure dates back to the foundation of Naxos, the first of the Greek colonies on the island, around 730 BC, from which it would then spread to the current Messina hinterland and Catania. reaching the slopes of Etna, where in Roman times it stabilized having found its ideal site in the soil of volcanic origin.

The resulting wine is of an intense ruby ​​red color, while the olfactory range is delicate and complex, ranging from floral to vanilla aromas; on the palate it is generally soft and balanced.

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Taste

Floral and vanilla aroma

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Color

Intense ruby

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