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In-Store Tasting:
Alice Bonaccorsi from Mount Etna Sicily
Don't miss this one!

Saturday, April 22nd, 1-4pm

Bonaccorsi family has been tending vineyards on the eastern slope of Etna since the 1700's. Alice's father, Vincenzo, who was a doctor by trade, made family wine for years and in 1996 Alice, who has a degree in Agricultural Sciences, began making wines with her father in a more serious manner. Amid the success of their first vintage that was released in 1997 the Bonaccorsis decided to purchase more vineyards. Alice now manages the 37 acre (15 hectare ) estate located on the northeastern slope of Etna near the town of Randazzo with her husband Rosario Pappalardo.

 

Only indigenous grapes, mainly Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante, are grown on the immaculately terraced volcanic vineyards that rise above the sea at an altitude ranging between 2,150 – 2,800 ft (650-850 meters). Farming is organic and the traditional goblet trellising system (alberello) is utilized, thus ensuring limited yields and giving wines of incredible concentration and intensity. The estate is loaded with gnarly old vines, while the newer plantings are the offspring of a massal selection from the best old vines on the original Estate. The soil is sandy, volcanic and extremely rich in minerals and the wines are explosive!!

 

Alice Bonaccorsi Val Cerasa 2012 Etna Bianco DOC, Sicily

 

100% Carricante. Fermented in steel for minimum 2 years with frequent battonage. Delicate with aromas of pink lady apple, bosc pear, lemon flowers, honey, hazelnut and bread crust. Dry on the palate with pleasing acidity and a stony minerality on the long finish. List: $29.99

 

 

Sale $25.99   |   SKU 71475



Alice Bonaccorsi Rossorelativo 2013, Sicilia IGT, Sicily

 

100% Nerello Mascalese. Sourced from 50+ year old vines. 2-3 days skin maceration. Delicate with notes of black cherry, blackberries, litchi, red peppercorns with a hint of tobacco, oregano and fresh cut grass. Only 300 cases produced. List: $26.99

 

 

Sale $22.99   |   SKU 71473



Alice Bonaccorsi Val Cerasa 2013 Etna Rosso DOC, Sicily

 

80% Nerello Mascalese 20% Nerello Capuccio. From the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna this wine is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in French oak. Dried cherry, plum, pepper and hints of Mediterranean underbrush. Full-bodied and well-balanced with a long finish. List: $31.99

 

 

Sale $27.99   |   SKU 71474



Alice Bonaccorsi CruCimonaci 2008 Etna Rosso DOC, Sicily

 

80% Nerello Mascalese 20% Nerello Capuccio sourced from 60-80 year old vines. Minimum 1 year in large barrels, 2 year refinement in stainless steel and 2 years in bottle. Only 250 cases produced. Very elegant, dense aromas of dried cherry and plum with a very refined note of minerality from the volcanic soils. List: $40.99

 

 

Sale $34.99   |   SKU 68032

 

 


 

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