Wine Spectator 89 points - This rich red balances ripe plum and raspberry fruit notes with fine tannins and layers of underbrush, spice and earth. Drink now. 2,000 cases made.-NW
(Aug 31 2013)
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2008 Duca Enrico is 100% Nero d’Avola aged in oak barrel for 18 months. Way back in 1984, Duca Enrico broke new ground in Sicilian oenology by becoming the very first monovarietal bottling of the grape. Big plans for the 30th birthday of the wine are now underway. You get a great sense of the varietal here including those telltale tones of toasted almond shell, scorched earth and dried dill that are so characteristic of the grape. Soft berry tones and ripe cherry fill in the rear. There’s a note of bitterness on the close and the wine shows balanced acidity overall. If you are a Nero d’Avola fanatic, don’t miss this excellent interpretation. Drink 2014-2022. (May 2014)
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he first single varietal wine to be produced from Nero d’Avola grapes in the history of Sicilian wine, it was first made in 1984. The idea of this noble wine originated from the desire to produce a great Sicilian red wine that could stand alongside the highest quality wines in existence in the international wine-making industry.
Duca Enrico is a wine of great charm; it is aged for 18 months in oak barrels, which lends it complexity, style and longevity, after which it is bottle aged for at least a year to complete the organoleptic qualities, enhancing the distinctive bouquet with aristocratic notes.
Perfect with red meat, medium-aged cheeses and full-flavoured dishes. Perfect meditation wine. Serving temperature 18° C.
The Duca di Salaparuta group comprises three historic brands which represent Sicily and Italy worldwide: Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta, dating back to 1824, and Florio, which dates from 1833.
Acquired by Illva Saronno Holding and brought together in a single group, the two historic companies now constitute the leading privately-owned wine producing group in Sicily and their estates and cellars provide a key chapter in the history of Sicily.
The three brands, each bear witness to specific areas and specializations, provide a complete range of wines for every taste and occasion.
Is a legend in its own right, an historic brand, whose strength is the ability to express new ideas; its wines, in their personality and seduction, are characterized by excellent value for money and provide quality everyday consumption.
Duca di Salaparuta
Is able to offer an ever-seductive expression of the passion of Sicily. Each wine is a unique expression of a specific local context and of wine-making traditions down through the years, where an authentic lifestyle stands out immediately.
Is an innovator by tradition, revealing an unexpected world, a modern artisan with an intense, unusual and precious soul.
Wines of the highest quality to be enjoyed on any occasion. Fortified, passito and sparkling wines to be rediscovered as an aperitif, dessert or meditation wine.
A company that has acquired unique experience over the last two centuries thanks to its respect for tradition, attention to detail and innovative vision.