Producer: Tenuta Delle Terre Nere
: $16
Occasion: Eating an authentic Sicilian meal.

For many years, Sicilian wines were heavy, high in alcohol and flabby. But with a resurgence of the long-forgotten local grape varieties partnered with high-elevation vineyards, the perceptions of Sicilian wines are quickly changing. These wines are made from the indigenous grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Capuccio, which resemble Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. The bottlings from Tenuta Delle Terre Nere display an elegance, finesse and grip that make them standouts in an area with numerous great producers.