D'Alessandro - Traditional Wines of Sicily

The d’Alessandro Winery was founded in 2006 with the aim of reinterpreting, within a modern context, the traditional wines of Sicily.

Its technological innovation lies in the harnessing of alternative sources of energy to help power its production. The Winery’s more than 800m² of solar panels make d’Alessandro unique among its kind. The new cellar, of around 2100 m² and designed by the Rome-based Studio Fontanesi, draws inspiration from traditional Sicilian rural architecture. Situated just a few kilometres from the city of Agrigento and the historic Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the structure is surrounded by over 2.5ha of land.

A young and dynamic team, heirs of century-old family traditions with strong ties to the local area, presents itself to the public with unique wines born through an alliance between tradition and innovation formulated by the oenologist Tonino Guzzo. The fertile land, the air dense with aromas, the purity of the water, the fire of the Sicilian sun. All these contribute to the full body of the wines of d’Alessandro.

These four natural elements fuse together through a process that marries tradition and innovation, the past and the present of a land that has always brought forth masterpieces and has jealously guarded its secrets.

This was the inspiration for the d’Alessandro Winery when it decided to found its own wine production, which, with an eye towards the future, could at the same time keep the memory of its family alive. 

Inzolia

A natural expression of the Agrigento region, d’Alessandro’s Inzolia is a white wine full of elegance and pleasure. Hints of citrus combine with fragrances of white flower to create a fine, balanced taste with just the right amount of acidity. Suitable for both winter and summer, its full character can be best enjoyed accompanied by fine food.

Nero d'Avola / Syrah

A red wine with a subtle embrace, a fusion between the typical voice of the land and the uniqueness of an international vintage with a Sicilian accent. Powerful, while at the same time naturally pleasing. The perfect choice for those who want to taste a true Sicilian red.

Catarratto

The light rises from this glass of wine, a light peculiar to Agrigento, the light of the Temples, the aroma of this magnificent territory. Two local varieties with a full range of precious aromas, able to complement the best of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as being the perfect accompaniment to seafood-based oriental dishes.

Grillo

A wine that speaks the authentic voice of Sicily and the vineyards that have always grown on its ancient soil. Characterized by its immediate freshness, hints of grapefruit flower into a warm encounter of aromas, while on the palette its soft touch feels like a caress of grapes. Ideal for drinks amongst friends, this white calls to mind the fragrances and flavours of the Agrigento region and is a natural compliment to fish and shellfish-based dishes, as well as the more sophisticated aspects of traditional Italian seafood cuisine.

Nero d'Avola

Strength and complexity coupled with a gentle and balanced sensation on the palate, this extraordinary vintage represents the best Sicily has to offer. A deep ruby red colour combined with a rich bouquet of diverse, crisp aromas.

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Posted February 03, 2011

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