bianco: 2003 Bianco Sicilia IGT ($16)
This fresh white is a wonderful blend of clean citrus flavors balanced by a crisp hazelnut complexity. Produced from the carricante varietal this wine offers a much fresher structure than most Sicilian white wines. A great aperitif or compliment to fresh fish and seafood.
rosso: 2002 Etna Rosso DOC ($16)
This lovely red is a true find. Produced primarily from the nerello mascalese vine there is a lot of real depth and character here for the money. This wine is quite firm in the mouth with hints of tar and tobacco highlighting the ripe plum flavors. The finish is full of warm dark fruit flavors with a touch of round tannin to provide support.
A John Given Selection: Imported by John Given Wines.