Sicilian Wine Tasting

Sicily/Palermo

Our tasting of Sicilian wines offers a unique and exclusive experience in a private house, located in the heart of the historic center of Palermo, nearby the Arab market, the Vucciria.  The tasting will be conducted by an expert on Sicilian food and wine. The tasting will offer you an interesting educational about our memorable wine and food. You will be able to taste two red wines and two white wines in purity, accompanied by typical Sicilian specialties.

Tastings may include:

  • Nero d’ Avola – the vine that best expresses the Sicilian territory . The main variety found in Sicily, a wine with intense dark red color with great depth and character, coupled with ‘stigghiole’, a specialty among Palermo street food.
  • Frappato – a strong red wine grown mainly in the province of Ragusa, mixed with the Nero d’Avola to realize the Cerasulo of Victory. We combine it with an excellent ‘Sfincione’, a delicious typical pizza from Palermo and one of the delicious dishes of our Chef.
  • Nerello Mascalese (alternative to Frappato) – is the second most widely planted variety in Sicily. Often mixed with other red wines to produce the Etna Rosso or Il Faro.
  • Grecanico– Another native grape that produces a straw-colored wine with a medium floral body, grows mainly in western Sicily and is the main grape used in the Bianco d’Alcamo. This will be served with Caponata, one of the most popular products of Sicilian cuisine which consists of specific vegetables expertly seasoned with tomato sauce, onion, celery, capers, and olives in a special sweet and sour sauce.
  • Catarratto (alternative to Grecanico)– the most ancient and widespread locally found grape in Sicily, a full-bodied and straw-colored grape variety used in the blend to produce the Marsala wine.
  • Grillo – a wine with a straw yellow color with floral notes, balanced and elegant, often mixed with Cataratto to produce Marsala. This will be served ed with the classic ‘Pane e Panelle’ the real ancestor of Palermo’s well-known street food surely not to be missed while in Palermo.
  • Inzolia (Alternative to Grillo) – A white grape variety which originated in Sicily. It is delicate and very sensitive to climate and was used in the blends of wines to produce the Marsala. In the past it was exported to add body and strength to many white wines.

In closing, you will enjoy a delicious ‘cassatelle’, almond biscuits and Zibbibbo wine.

Duration: 2 hrs