The grapes for Cipollina Rosso come from the hilly areas in the west of Sicily. The blend focusses on Nero d’Avola, an extremely popular native grape of the island that loves the hot climate, which helps to give the grape skins and the resulting wines their distinctive dark colour. Richly cherry-scented with violet hints, the palate has powerful flavours of ripe plums and dark cherries. Velvety tannins are accompanied by soothing sweet spices and a juicy, moreish finish.
"Exclusively blended for Corney & Barrow, Cipollina Rosso shines a spotlight on the characterful local Sicilian grape Nero d’Avola. Here, its plummy, spicy fruit is complemented by a dash of silky Syrah."
Belonging to the Pasqua family, this Italian state-of-the-art estate aims to produce the highest quality wines.
It is hard to imagine a more exciting or varied wine-producing country than Italy. With a vibrant winemaking history spanning over 2,000 years, and vineyards stretching from the Alps through the Appenine mountains to Sicily, the Italian peninsula is home to an enormous range of climates, topographies and soil typeshosting hundreds of distinctive grapes unique to Italy.