Feudo Principi Di Butera

2011 Symposio

Red Blend

Italy: Sicily

Offer Expired:Apr 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Prince of Butera

Today’s Feudo Principi Di Butera 2011 Symposio is a stunningly delicious red blend that was crafted to highlight the unique terroir elements of the coastal Sicilian climate.

Very well balanced, with equal footing for juicy dark fruit and sweet earth, today’s wine has a lovely sea salt minerality that lingers throughout. These flavors are paired with nice structure and a lovely pop of acidity, making today’s wine a great pairing idea for a wide variety of dishes.

We couldn’t get enough of this 91 Point gem, and have a strong feeling you’ll feel the same way. Luckily, at only $22 a bottle, you can afford to stock up!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, midnight scarlet at the heart of the glass, with a pretty ruby fringe.

Smell:

Earthy and subtle on the nose, with red raspberry and dark cherry framed by mushroomy earth, subtle baking spices, black peppercorn, and a touch of black olive.

Taste:

Terroir shines through, with fruity notes of blackberry, dark cherry, and raspberry laid overtop rustic earth, sweet tobacco leaf, clove, anise, black peppercorn, and a touch of sage.

Finish:

This wine’s fantastic structure, paired with a bright acidity, make it an ideal food wine.

Pairing:

Bucatini in a summery pork ragu.

What the Winery Says

The white soils of this ancient and noble heartland of wine making in Sicily give its products a warming mellowness and a marked mineral tone. Symposio was created as a supreme interpretation of the local terroir. Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Merlot combine – here where the civilization of Enotria had its fulcrum – gaining in brilliance and mellifluousness. This wine, matured for 18 months in medium-sized barrels, is the result of the encounter between the freshness of Cabernet, the tanginess of Petit Verdot and the fruitiness of Merlot, becoming a Mediterranean symphony that takes on notes of undergrowth and stone. It is an aristocratic wine that is ideal for accompanying refined meat dishes and typical Sicilian specialities such as pasta alla Norma or Farsumagru.

Winemaker
Francesco Fogolin
Accolades
91+ Points - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Sicily, Italy
Fruit Variety
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Cooperage
18 months in French oak
ABV
14%

About the Winery

The Feud Principi di Butera is located in the province of Caltanissetta, in the heart of Sicily , which is recognized today as one of the most interesting regions of Italy for its potential in the field of wine, mainly due to the production of large and prestigious red wines. The estate extends into the ancient lands of the feud Deliella and includes 320 acres of land of which more than 180 vineyards with new facilities, a terroir exclusive, made ​​such a hot, arid climate that optimizes the development and perfect ripening of the grapes , the sea breeze that infuses its beneficial influence on the vineyards and finally by the warm light and strong, typical of the south of the island. The Zonin family , which owns the feud Principi di Butera since 1997, is now committed to enhancing this unique land, plenty of sun and perfumes, producing wines of world class that express all your soul, and strength of Sicily.

Offer Expired:Apr 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price