Wines of Sicily 2013

04 March. NEWS

Barone Montalto has been one of the protagonists of Wines of Sicily – Stockholm and Copenaghen. From Sicily to Scandinavia, a tasting tour promoted by Sicily’s Regional Institute for Viticulture and Olive Oil, in collaboration with Michèle Shah, and addressed to the Swedish and Danish professionals.

Our tour started on 26th February, at the Hotel Hilton Slussen, and then we moved to Copenaghen, on 28th February, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, meeting new faces, professionals and winelovers, showing our best selection of wines, representative of Sicily.

Special moments to tell people about a magic land and make them discover our wines: Pinot grigio Terre Siciliane IGT – PET bottle, Nero d’Avola Montalto Organic, Nero d’Avola da Appassimento – Collezione di Famiglia and Ammasso – Rosso Sicilia. Tasting as new experience of senses and taste.

Especially appreciated the Appassimento Collezione di Famiglia and Ammasso, that suit the nordic taste very well, following the general preference for the red wines (60% Sweden – 80% Denmark). Italian wine is really loved by these markets: in Sweden, Italy is the first importer of wine in terms of volumes, second after South Africa referring to the BIB format; in Denmark, it is the first country in terms of market shares, followed by France and Spain.

The Swedish monopoly – Systembolaget – plays an important role, guaranteeing high volumes and secure sales. The situation changes completely in Denmark where, without monopoly, about 1500 wine importers are present and where the average is 31lt per capita in a year. Of course these are important markets where Sicily, with its products, traditions and its Mediterranean lifestyle has even more success, confirming the trend of a great interest of the Nordic public for Sicilian wine.

All this is matching perfectly Barone Montalto’s aims: let people discover and experience a rich and precious land through quality wines that are the genuine expression of a terroir. Passion, tradition and innovation. Thanks a lot to all people who attended Wines of Sicily, appreciating Barone Montalto’s wines, sharing ideas, laughs and especially thanks to whom keeps on drinking Sicily in Scandinavia!

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21 February

La Pignoccata, detta anche Pignolata, è uno dei tipici dolci Siciliani, a base di palline di pasta fritta e miele. Si cucina tradizionalmente nel periodo di Carnevale ed è diffuso in tutta la Sicilia. 🍴 Pignoccata, also known as Pignolata, is one of the most typical Sicilian desserts made from fried dough and honey. Its name derives from its pine cone shape and is traditionally prepared during the Carnival period throughout Sicily. #baronemontalto #baronemontaltowine #sicily #experiencesicily #sicilia #wine #vino #winelover #winetime #winelovers #instawine #winelife #wine🍷 #ilovewine #lovewine #wineaddict #winewinewine #winesofinstagram #wineoftheday #instavino #instawines #winetime #wineoclock #cheers #verysicilian #traditions #culture

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18 February

Dalle uve a bacca bianca della Sicilia nasce il nostro #biancopassivento, vino caratterizzato da un colore giallo paglierino e dal sapore ricco e fruttato.⠀ Provalo con pesce e formaggi freschi! 🍴⠀ ---⠀ Our #biancopassivento is born from the white grapes of Sicily, it has a straw yellow color and rich and fruity flavors.⠀ Try it with fresh fish and cheese! 🍴 #baronemontalto #baronemontaltowine #experiencesicily #passivento #whitewine #grapes #sicilia #sicily #wine #winelovers #winetime #instawine #winepassion #winery#winelife #wine🍷#redwine #vinorosso #ilovewine #lovewine #wineaddict #instavino #wineoclock #cheers⠀ ⠀

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16 February

Il Mercato di Ballarò è il più antico e caratteristico mercato storico di Palermo. La merce è disposta ordinatamente su cassette di legno e balate di marmo. La disposizione dei prodotti è una vera composizione artistica, che si completa con le particolari cannucce infilzate su ogni prodotto per indicarne i prezzi e le tende illuminate da lampadine che pendono dall'alto. Ci si può trovare veramente di tutto e non mancano i numerosi punti di street food. Una gita tra i sapori, i colori, gli odori, i suoni e i rumori di una Palermo multietnica e suggestiva. 😎 The Ballarò Market is one of the oldest and most characteristic open air markets of Palermo. The goods are arranged neatly on wooden boxes with the arrangement reminiscent of an Arab "suk." The arrangement of the products is a true work of art, offering everything from fresh fruit to very traditional street food from Palermo. #baronemontalto #baronemontaltowine #sicily #experiencesicily #discoversicily #sicilia #winetime #wineoclock #ilovewine #lovewine #wineaddict #winewinewine #winesofinstagram #cheers #wine #vino #winelover #winetime #winelovers #instawine #winelife #wine🍷 #wineoftheday #instavino #instawines

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29 December

So, you think you know Barone Montalto?

So, you think you know wine?  A new interesting blind tasting from the Canadian WineAlign.Do you think you could do better? Test your friends ...

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23 October

AWC Vienna 2016

Nero d'Avola Passivento 2015Silver

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28 July

Best Wine in Box 2016

Catarratto Viognier Terre Siciliane IGT

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