Friday, 8 May 2009

Duca di Salaparuta 'Colomba Platino' 2005

Sicily, Italy, $65, cork seal
Duca di Salaparuta have been producing this IGT Sicilia wine for over fifty years. It's made from Inzolia grapes that are grown in coastal vineyards in the south-west of Sicily, near the towns of Ribera and Cattolica. I picked up this bottle at Castello del Vino.

This is a really deep golden colour and when first opened it reminded me a lot of Riesling; smelling of talc, lemon and orange blossom. With little time in the glass it rounded out and more nutty and tropical fruit aromas emerged. The palate's all about citrus and nuts, specifically grapefruit and almonds, though there also a touch of fleshy cantaloupe on the finish. A nice wine that offers flavour and refreshment, though it is probably getting a little past it's optimal drinking window.

Visit winery's excellent website.

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