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Perricone Terre Siciliane IGT "Furioso" Assuli

  • Region: Sicilia
  • Type: Still, red wine
  • Proof: 13/14%
  • Wine Variety: 100% Perricone
  • Place of production, aging, service temperature: Production from clayey / calcareous soils in Mazara del Vallo (TP). Aging in large oak barrels. Service Temp. 17/18 Degrees.
  • Uniqueness: Aristocratic wine, of great elegance and softness. Native of western Sicily. It is characterized by late ripening which makes the production of wine particularly complex.
  • Prizes: 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2018
€ 23.90
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The Assuli Winery, which helped to revive the Perricone in the late 80s
Historical notes

From the ancient Greeks until the return in vogue at the end of the 80s

The Perricone is a very ancient native vine variety of Sicily. Its origins are mysterious, the oral tradition confirms it as always on the island, especially in the areas of Palermo and Trapani, where it reaches the peak of production towards the end of the nineteenth century. Probably the Perricone has distant origins with vines of the eastern Mediterranean, then brought by the Greeks in Calabria and crossed with an ancestor of Gaglioppo and then migrated again to Sicily where it gave rise to the Perricone. We have a mention of the scholar Nicolosi in 1870 and in the Ampelographic Bulletin of 1883, from Paulsen in 1905 is like Pignatello, in 1973, by the scholar Pasterna. Always in the nineteenth and early twentieth century it was well known because it was used to produce Marsala especially in the province of Trapani where it took two different names: Tuccarino and Pignatello with reference to the so-called "Pignatidare" the red lands of Trapani, so defined for the construction of cooking pots. The long tail of the devastating effects of Phylloxera and the subsequent reduction in the consumption of Marsala led the Perricone to a drastic decline. Since the late 80s of the last century, some far-sighted producers, sensitive to preserving territorial biodiversity, resumed the production of Perricone no longer at previous quantitative levels but certainly at excellent quality levels. Among these the Assuli Winery is present. Today the Perricone combines the exclusivity of Sicilian native wine with an extraordinary softness and elegance.

Native stories

The night of Saint Lorenzo

Night of San Lorenzo in Milan. It's a Friday. You are still at work in the desert city and leave the office after midnight. You stop by your Sicilian delicatessen provider that remains open until five in the morning, grouping the most uneven and greedy night community. After a chat with the nice manager, you bought traditional arancini, a portion of rolls, with caponatina and a small cassata. Go back home and dine in the silence of your garden lit only by two small candles under the falling stars. You combine your delights with a pure Perricone that gives you harmony and softness.

The Territory

DOC and IGT.

All over Sicily, but particularly in Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento. It contributes to many Sicilian DOC and IGT wines and, in purity, in the DOCs of Sclafani, Delia Nivolelli, Eloro and Monreale.

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