Last Rating for Firriato wines comes from James Suckling, another confirmation of the production project carried out by Firriato winery and focused on the Authentic Terroir concept deserving a rating overstepping 90 points on 10 labels that have made the history of the Sicilian brand at international level.
Excellent scores: 93 pts for Chiaramonte Nero d’Avola 2015, 92 pts for Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Rosso 2012, Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca 2015 and Jasmin 2016; 91 pts for the top wine Harmonium 2013, Ribeca 2013, Cavanera Rovo delle Coturnie 2013, Le Sabbie dell’Etna Rosso 2015 and Le Sabbie dell’Etna bianco 2016; last but not the least 90 pts for Favinia La Muciara 2014. An extraordinary result awarding once more the production philosophy of a winery strongly committed to an entrepreneurial project based on enhancing the native Sicilian vines and the Terroir uniqueness of the six estates ideally representing all winemakig Sicilian continent.
James Suckling is one of the most authoritative oenological critic in the eno-gastronomic international winescape. Suckling has worked almost 30 years as Senoir Editor and European Bureau Chef of the Wine Spectator . Forbes defined him as “ one of the most influential critic worldwide”. In 2010 Suckling launched JamesSuckling.com web site (https://www.jamessuckling.com/ )with the purpose of offering a more modern approach to the world of wine.
James Suckling’s rating for Di Gaetano family’s wines confirm a top production and an extraordinary quality growth.
“ We are really proud – Federico Lombardo di Monte Iato, COO Firriato said- about these estimates, that with a score overstepping 90 points, reveal extraordinary complex features and the character of our wines. Our work is focused on enhancing the features of native vines pouring in a glas the most authentic side of Sicily. This is the reason why our efforts aim to highlight these particularities and exalting the uniqueness of the land per each vine we grow. This rating is a further confirmation of the effectiveness of our production project.”
Firriato Winery is a family-owned business, located in Trapani. It encompasses six estates throughout the most magical parts of the wine regions of Sicily, including the island of Favignana. Founded in 1984, Firriato boasts a kaleidoscopic production of 4.5 million bottles per year. Approximately 380 hectares of vineyards are manicured with passion under certified organic farming techniques. These vineyards are distributed in three heterogeneous and complex soils: the Agro of Trapani, the Etna volcano, and the surprising viticulture of the sea environment surrounding the island of Favignana. Firriato is a pioneer in Precision Viticulture, a technique that emphasizes the potential of every single plant, and the range of expression that can be revealed with respect to distinct pedoclimatic contexts. Dedication and zeal applied to oenological practices and eco-sustainability are an integral part of the philosophy of Firriato. It is for this reason that Firriato, year after year, has continued to conquer international markets for quality and elegance of its wines. Firriato products can be found in forty-eight countries around the world, representing the fine expression of Sicilian terroir. For more information: www.firriato.it
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