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Palari Faro 750ML 2009
Sku: 49862
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub-Region: Faro
Grape Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
Type: Still wine
Reg. $103.99
Web Only Sale $76.79
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Color: Ruby red with garnet hues. Bouquet: Generousand intense with notes of jasmine, cardamom and ripe red fruits, combined with spice notes of vanilla and sweet oak. Taste: Dry, velvety and harmonious with soft tannins; persistent finish.
Wine Advocate 91 points - With fruit harvested at the end of September or the beginning of October, the 2009 Faro Palari is firm and static with solid aromas of dried raspberry, iron, wet earthy and anisette seed that rise from the glass. This edition of Faro Palari seems to take longer to evolve in the glass, boding well for its future evolution. The 2009 vintage is broad and brawny with a masculine personality. Drink 2018-2035. (May 2014)

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Food pairing
Pairs well with roasts, casseroles, game and aged cheese.

Sicily’s most elegant wines come from this small producer located in the hills around Messina. Archaeological finds show evidence of wine production in the area since the fourteenth century BC. This production also gave birth to a thriving business that continued until the arrival of the Arabs, when it ceased completely until the end of the Arab domination. At the beginning of this century, the arrival of the phylloxera significantly reduced production and production has continued to decline until it reaches its minimum in 1985 when it risked disappearing altogether. In a splendid 18th century Sicilian villa, Palari resumed production of this ancient and noble wine with the goal of finding, with the help of modern techniques, the qualities that made Faro famous throughout the world. Vineyards in Faro of Santo Stefano in Messina are planted with ancient indigenous grapes with evocative names such as: nerello, cappuccio, nocera tignolino palumba, core ‘ and acitana, galatena, calabrese, and others. All grapes that make up the Faro DOC. The winemaking philosophy under Salvatore Geraci is simple: make two wines with the same indigenous grapes but with different selections. His Rosso del Soprano, a blend based on a wine known in antiquity as Mamertino, comes from the native nerello mascalese, nerello cappuccio, and nocera grapes. The primary wine to be featured from Palari is Faro. Here the wine includes a finer selection of the same grapes to make this a Tre Bicchieri winner. Faro (which means lighthouse) is a little DOC, almost the smallest in Italy. With just above 6 hectares (15 acres) in the DOC area, the production is clearly tiny. Sicily’s increasing focus on modern production techniques and international varieties has had some great success, as at the Planeta estate; but Palari provides a refreshing respite from this trend with their great indigenous wines.

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