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I think that a great
deal of happiness is given to men who were
born where good wines are grown


Leonardo da Vinci
(1452 - 1519)

Winery
 

Winery

A dream ripened in the sun

The sky is clear and limpid, and the breezes coming off the Strait of Sicily keep the clouds racing. In front of the vineyard lies a natural amphitheatre, several kilometres across, and in the background the white houses of Sambuca, with those of Santa Margherita del Belice further west. Lower down, on the valley floor, is Lago Arancio, a reservoir in the heart of a barren, sun-baked land, which is an oasis for numerous migrant birds. Dozens of hectares of vineyards cover the hillsides, sloping down towards the reservoir, at altitudes from 400 to 200 metres above sea level. It is a green island.

This is Terreliade, Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo’s Mediterranean soul, a land dominated by the sun and cooled by the wind even during the most torrid period of the year. The medium-textured clay-rich soil protects the natural balance of the vines, the dry climate keeps diseases at bay, and the wide day-night temperature fluctuations give the grapes unique aromas and flavours. This “unicum” yields very elegant, rich wines, with ripe fruity flavours.

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Red Wine
Nero d’Avola Syrah
Nero d’Avola Syrah
Sicilia DOC
Nirà
Nirà
Sicilia DOC
Sulàri
Sulàri
Sicilia DOC
(Utti) Majuri
(Utti) Majuri
Sicilia DOC
White Wine
Arrìa
Arrìa
Vino Frizzante
Inzolia Chardonnay
Inzolia Chardonnay
Sicilia DOC
Timpa Giadda
Timpa Giadda
Sicilia DOC

Nero d’Avola Syrah

Sicilia DOC

Technical Information

This wine’s vinification calls for around two weeks’ maceration. After its malolactic fermentation, it is aged in steel tanks in order to enhance its varietal characteristics. Once in bottle, these harmonize and meld together, ading elegance and pleasentness.

 

Tasting Note

Deep ruby red in color, it offers parfumes of fresh red fruits and a delicate but appealing spiciness. It’s find and rich on the palate with an agile and refreshing texture.

 

Food Matchings

Humours exquisitelly with grilled meats and all types of roasts. It is also delicious with highly flavored entrées or with aged cheeses.

 

Grapes:

Nero d’Avola and Syrah

Production area:

Occidental Sicily

Altitude:

150 - 250 m above sea level

Type of soil:

Clay, with a moderate limestone content

Training system:

Spurred Cordon

Plant density:

3,500 – 5,000 vines per hectare (1.415 – 2.025 per acre)

Harvest period:

15th September – 15th October

Alcohol level:

13,50 % vol.

Serving temperature:

16 - 18 °C (61 - 64 °F)

Recommended glass:

A large Bordeaux-type glass, narrowing at the rim

Aging potential:

4/5 years

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz)

Inzolia Chardonnay

Sicilia DOC

Technical Information

Through an appropriate vinification, including temperature-controlled fermentation in an oxygen-free environment, the wine’s primary aromas, are preserved together with its peculiar richness and appeal. Bottle-aging then serves to harmonize all of its intriguing and typically Sicilian characteristics.

 

Tasting Note

Bright straw yellow in color, it displays rich floral and fruity notes, with a faint hint of almonds. These sensations are echoed on the palate, along with an acidity that balances out the wine’s alcoholic warmth.

 

Food Matchings

Its complexity and the heterogeneous organoleptic endowment makes it suitable to every fish preparations, even with the more elaborate ones, and to match with whitemeats, egg based dishes and creamy goat’s cheeses.

 

Grapes:

Inzolia and Chardonnay

Production area:

Occidental Sicily

Altitude:

150 - 250 m above sea level

Type of soil:

Clay, with a moderate limestone content

Training system:

Guyot and spurred cordon

Plant density:

3,500 – 5,000 vines per hectare (1.415 – 2.025 per acre)

Harvest period:

15th August – 30th September

Alcohol level:

13,50 % vol.

Serving temperature:

10 - 12 °C (50 - 54 °F)

Recommended glass:

A medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass, narrowing at the rim

Aging potential:

2/3 years

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz)

(Utti) Majuri

Sicilia DOC

Technical Information

This wine stands at the crossroads between the austerity that is typical of Nero d’Avola and the refined mellowness of Syrah. The glass of wine tells a story about a passion that starts in the vineyard, with a scrupulous work in order to harvest at the optimum level of ripeness. For each varietal the results of this love can be witnessed in the presence of the original fruit. In the winery, the integrity of the grape skins is guaranteed by long but carefully controlled macerations. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is left to age in French oak barriques for 10 months. The subsequent bottle-aging gives the final harmony and a broad, pleasentness.

 

Tasting Note

Extremely fine ruby red in color, it displays notes of ripe fruit, followed by hints of liquorice and tobacco. It’s enveloping and refined in the mouth, with rounded and velvety tones, combined with a balanced and very long finish.

 

Food Matchings

A great red that goes beautifully with stuffed lamb, oven backed mutton or stuffed pork chops; excellent, also with the tasty entrée of the Sicilian cuisine and with aged cheeses.

 

Grapes:

Nero d’Avola and Syrah

Production area:

Sicily

Altitude:

150 - 250 m above sea level

Type of soil:

Clay, with some limestone

Training system:

Spurred Cordon

Plant density:

3.500 – 5.000 vines per hectare (1.415 – 2.025 per acre)

Harvest period:

From mid-September until the beginning of October

Alcohol level:

14,50 % vol.

Serving temperature:

18 - 20 °C (64 - 68 °F)

Recommended glass:

A large glass, narrowing at the rim

Aging potential:

8/10 years

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz) - 150 (50,7 oz) - 300 (101,4 oz)

Sulàri

Sicilia DOC

Technical Information

Sicily, because of its particular environmental conditions, gives to the Syrah a sensorial expression that enhances the “orienatl” qualities of the vine. After a careful harvest focused on collecting the grapes at absolutely optimum ripeness, the fruit is destemmed and crushed and then macerates at 28° C (82° F) for twelve days. After the malolactic fermentation, aging takes place for 10 months in French oak barrels. Bottle-aging further enhances the wine’s complex aromas and contributes to the perfect fusion of all its components.

 

Tasting Note

With its impenetrable and intense ruby hue, this wine displays its strong personality, based on spicy aromas that range from black pepper to cloves and reminescenses of ripe red fruits. Its powerfull tannins do not hamper the original freshness of the grapes also helped by a pleasant touch of acidity which is quite noticeable on the palate. The use of oak is discreet, respecting the fruit and contribuing to its roundness.

 

Food Matchings

Our recommended food matches refer both to Sicilian culinary culture and to the great dishes of Italian gastronomy in general. As a red of great character, it goes well with minted lamb and a sliced steack, but also with fine aged cheeses or with particularly spicy cold cuts.

 

Grapes:

Syrah

Production area:

Occidental Sicily

Altitude:

150 - 250 m above sea level

Type of soil:

Clay, with a moderate limestone content

Training system:

Spurred Cordon

Plant density:

3.500 – 5.000 vines per hectare (1.415 – 2.025 per acre)

Harvest period:

Second half of October

Alcohol level:

14,00 % vol.

Serving temperature:

18 - 20 °C (64 - 68 °F)

Recommended glass:

A large glass, narrowing at the rim

Aging potential:

4/6 anni

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz)

Timpa Giadda

Sicilia DOC

Technical Information

Grillo is an indigenous varietal of great character and intense perfumes. It produces full-bodied wines, which continue to evolve over time. Temperature-controlled fermentation in steel tanks helps to maintain its primary aromas, fundamental elements for a stimulating and rich wine. The brief spell in wood adds spicy notes, which gives greater complexity. The bottle-aging is fundamental in defining the personality, accentuating its mineral tones.

 

Tasting Note

It displays a handsome deep straw yellow color, citrus scents typical of the varietal, as well as other floral notes. On the palate, it’s fruity and mineral, yet very fresh and elegant with enchanting spiced balsamic memories at the finish.

 

Food Matchings

Combinations with the traditional sea preparations such as Pan - seared squid, swordfish best or grilled tuna, are undoubtedly those in which Timpa Giadda best expresses itself breaded, but not contemning white meats or creamy cheeses.

 

Grapes:

Grillo

Production area:

Occidental Sicily

Altitude:

150 - 250 m (490 - 820 ft.) above sea level

Type of soil:

Clay, with a moderate limestone content

Training system:

Guyot

Plant density:

3.500 – 5.000 vines per hectare (1.415 – 2.025 per acre)

Harvest period:

Mid-September

Alcohol level:

13,50 % vol.

Serving temperature:

10 - 12 °C (50 - 54 °F)

Recommended glass:

A medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass, narrowing at the rim

Aging potential:

3/4 years

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz) - 150 (50,7 oz)

Nirà

Sicilia DOC

Technical Information

Nero d’Avola is a varietal that is undoubtedly renowned for its opulence and power, but it is also a grape whith great sensitivy. After destalking and crushing, maceration takes place at 29 °C (84 °F) for 10-12 days. Following the malolactic fermentation, aging takes place for 10 months partially in second- and third-year French oak barrels, in order to encourage the microoxygenation of the wine and then in steel tanks to enhance it’s freshness and fruity charater.

 

Tasting Note

Intense ruby red in color, it immediately reveals aromas of ripe fruit followed by the spicy notes of coffee and pepper. It has firm tannins which are tempered by an unexpected freshness.

 

Food Matchings

Being a characterful red, it flavours goat and lamb meats, barbecued sausages but also elaborate sea and land entrées, besides moderatelly aged cheeses.

Grapes:

Nero d’Avola

Production area:

Occidental Sicily

Altitude:

150 - 250 m (490-820 ft.) above sea level

Type of soil:

Clay, with a moderate limestone content

Training system:

Spurred Cordon

Plant density:

3.500 – 5.000 vines per hectare (1.415 – 2.025 per acre)

Harvest period:

10th September – 20th September

Alcohol level:

14,00 % vol.

Serving temperature:

18 - 20 °C (64 - 68 °F)

Recommended glass:

A large glass, narrowing at the rim

Aging potential:

5/7 anni

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz) - 150 (50,7 oz) - 37,5 (12,7oz)

Arrìa

Vino Frizzante

Technical Information

The grapes are harvested slightly earlier than technological ripeness to maintain their acidity, and are fermented off the skins to preserve the freshness of their aromas. Refermentation at 16–18 °C ensures a fine bead and a fragrant nose, and the wine is subsequently left on the lees for at least three months before isobaric bottling.

 

Tasting Note

A strong, fine bead heralds a nose of spring flowers and citrus notes, while the fresh, fruity, floral palate is sustained by a pleasant sparkle.

 

Food Matchings

Excellent as an aperitif or an accompaniment to delicious fish or vegetablebased antipasti; also good with delicately flavoured pizzas.

 

Type of soil:

Medium-calcareous clay

Training system:

Spurred Cordon

Plant density:

3,500–5,000 plants per hectare

Harvest period:

Mid-August

Alcohol level:

11.0 % vol.

Serving temperature:

8° - 10°C

Recommended glass:

Medium-sized tulip with narrow mouth

Aging potential:

2–3 years

Format (CL):

75 (25,3 oz)

Sicily
 

Sicily

The geometric profile of the new vineyards emerges between the almond and olive groves. The unspoiled natural environment of Western Sicily, which is still little exploited, is ideal for attentive, respectful agriculture, which also looks to the future. This attention is expressed in the growing techniques, pruning and crop thinning, carried out by hand. The most characteristic native grape varieties have been selected, such as nero d’Avola, inzolia, and grillo. They are flanked by international cultivars that have found perfect growing conditions in Sicily, which has become almost their second home: syrah, merlot and chardonnay.

Attention to the future can be seen in the technological choices: a modern cellar, a sort of cathedral where the very latest vinification systems are accompanied by the unhurried tranquillity of barrel ageing; a drip irrigation system with nebulisation of the leaves when summer temperatures become too extreme, preserving the vines and saving precious water. This is deepest Sicily, represented by its iconic product: wine.

Contact
 

TERRELÍADE

Contrada Portella Misilbesi
92017 Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
Tel: +39 0421 246 111
Fax: +39 0421 246 417
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