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PALARI Rosso del Soprano 2012From: $39.90
A blend of the same indigenous varietals that are used in the ancient and
famous Faro denomination, Rosso del Soprano translates as ‘the red from
the heights’. It could therefore be considered Faro’s baby brother.
The fruit of low yielding 80+ year-old head-trained vines
is hand-harvested from south-east facing, sandy-soiled terraces on steep
slopes at 1,475 feet above sea level, a few miles inland.
Aging: In French oak barrels for one year and at least 8 months in the bottle.
Total Production: 22.000 bottles
92 ROBERT PARKER
PALARI FARO 2009From: $69.00
CRU ARTISAN WINE
Salvatore Geraci makes one of the icon wines of southern Italy: Faro Palari. An architect by training, this charismatic Sicilian from Messina approaches every detail with extreme precision, from the health of each of his vines to the ambitious restoration of his family manor into a modern winery and tasting room. The 2009 Faro Palari is firm and static with solid aromas of dried raspberry, iron, wet earthy and anisette seed that rise from the glass. The 2009 vintage is broad and brawny with a masculine personality. Drink 2018-2035.
93 ROBERT PARKER, The Wine Advocate
3 GLASSES GAMBERO ROSSO