Secca del Capo
- Tasting Notes
Sicilia At a Glance
Region Name Sicilia
Sicily is Italy’s southernmost region and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years, Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines have changed significantly over that time.
Press & Shelf Talkers
- Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Wine EnthusiastWhite rose, apricot and Mediterranean brush aromas form the nose. The rounded palate offers yellow peach, lemon and thyme alongside bright acidity. Shelf Talker
- Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Secca del Capo is a dry expression of the Malvasia grape that is cultivated all over this small island of Salina in the Aeolian archipelago. There is a tiny fizz to the wine, almost non-existent, when it pours from the bottle. Malvasia tends to deliver delicate floral tones of jasmine and camellia flower. The wine is dry but not completely so, because there is a point of softness or sweet creaminess in the mouth. Indeed, Malvasia grown on Salina is mostly dedicated to the production of a dessert wine called Malvasia delle Lipari, and you get faint tones of that style and that sweetness here. Drink this wine with a Thai green curry, probably within the next 18 months. Some 15,000 bottles were produced. Shelf Talker