A joint venture between Alliance and one of
the Island's top producers, Palazzo del Mare is a great
introduction to indigenous Sicilian varietals with a quality price
ratio that is hard to beat!
The island's geography and climate are perfectly suited for the
production of healthy, ripe grapes and quality wines. Vineyard
sites are situated at an altitude of 200-300m, ensuring cooler
night time temperatures which preserve crucial acidity in the
grapes. The average age of the vineyards is 15 years old.
A combination of hand and machine harvested grapes, yields are
naturally limited by the winds and climactic conditions on the
island and average around seven tonnes per hectare.
The Palazzo wines tend to be harvested earlier than many of
their neighbours and consequently they are bright and fresh with no
jammy, baked flavours.
The Catarratto displays that signature crisp, citrus laced fruit
filled style while the Nero d´Avola delivers ample ripe, plummy