Region: Sicily, ITA
Variety: Frappato, Nero d'Avola
Dario Serrentino is the driving force behind this family owned estate which spans 25 hectares of vines, ancient olive groves and heirloom almonds. After years of selling his grapes to local, low-intervention stalwarts like Frank Cornelissen and Lamoresca, the dawn of 2014 saw Dario make the call to begin vinifying his own wines and for this we are very grateful.
His farming is organic and his vines are grown in the old school bush vine system with harvesting only by hand. The light handed approach continues in the cantina with the only additions being small amounts of sulphur at bottling.
These are wines that transport us to Sicily.... drinking them is like taking in its sunshine and bathing in its salty cool sea.
Calaniuru Rosso is driven predominantly by the bright freshness of Frappato, delivering pulpy red cherry and strawberry fruit laden with herbal, almost tea like savoriness and lithe tannins. The Nero lends a little added structure and spice but make no mistake, this is still a decidedly light-handed wine. Fresh and eminently drinkable, this is a bottle that takes perfect to a light chill and sunshine.