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2015
91
2016, December 8

Pale straw. Intense melon, lemon and pear on the bright, very fruity nose. Then ... Read all

Pale straw. Intense melon, lemon and pear on the bright, very fruity nose. Then more ripe orchard fruit in the mouth, along with hints of custard cream and a saline bent. Lively, harmonious acidity on the long, juicy, and surprisingly spicy finish. Anthilia is always a great buy, but this 2015 is a knockout effort. Anthilia is the name in Latin of a mountain located behind the winery (the Italian name of which is Entella). Mainly Cataratto varieties and other local grapes. Drinking window: 2016 – 2017. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2015
The Planet Grape Wine Review
91 pt.
2015

Light, dry, crisp and expressive red with notes of strawberry, sour cherry, ... Read all

Light, dry, crisp and expressive red with notes of strawberry, sour cherry, Nutella, brown mushroom, sea spray and white flowers. (Catherine Fallis)

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USA
2015
88 pts
Magazine August Issue

USA
2015
90 pt
Nov. 2016

A fresh-style chardonnay with finesse and balance. Lively acidity, medium body, ... Read all

A fresh-style chardonnay with finesse and balance. Lively acidity, medium body, delicious fruit and apple and light honey character. Drink now.

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USA
2015
92
Nov. 2016

A balanced white with lots of energy and beauty delivering chalk, stone and ... Read all

A balanced white with lots of energy and beauty delivering chalk, stone and sliced-lemon character. Medium body, lovely intensity of fruit and a long and flavorful finish. Drink now.

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USA
2015
91 pts

2015
91 pts
Episode #2364 - August 2016

USA
2015
91 pt
2016, December 8

Bright red. Blue fruit and sweet spices on the explosively fruity nose. Then ... Read all

Bright red. Blue fruit and sweet spices on the explosively fruity nose. Then fresh, bright and juicy, offering red berry, red cherry and mineral flavors lifted by a bright violet kick. Finishes long and vibrant with a whiplash of fresh dark berries and noteworthy youthful tannic bite. Relatively low fermentation temperatures (79°F/26°C) help express the fruity nature of Nero d’Avola. Full of early appeal, this is a gorgeous wine for the money. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2015
91
2016, December 8

Pale straw. Passion fruit and herbal nuances, plus a strong white peach element ... Read all

Pale straw. Passion fruit and herbal nuances, plus a strong white peach element on the very fragrant, almost aromatic nose: this reminded me a little of Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria). Fresh and saline in the mouth, showing sneaky concentration to the apple, fresh citrus and herb flavors. Long and clean, this is a lovely wine that strikes me as much more interesting than any SurSur made before it (though I’m not wild about this vintage’s Zibibbo-like note). This is a relatively new wine for Donnafugata: the first vintage of SurSur was 2012. The estate currently rents the vineyard from which this wine is made, but it has moved to plant new Grillo vineyards and will soon switch to estate fruit. Antonio Rallo believes that Grillo has lots of potential, “like a Pinot Grigio but with a Sicilian minerality.” Sursur is the Arabic name for Grillo. Drinking window: 2016 – 2017. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2015
91 pts