"Siccari is an exciting new addition to the organic Sicilian Purato line. The name Siccari comes from the Sicilian dialect, which translates "seccare" in Italian (to dry). This blend of Nero d'Avola, Syrah and other local grape varieties is produced from grapes partially sun-dried before vinification. Creating a red wine using appassimento brings a whole new dimension to a wine. Siccari has a rich and complete structure with layer upon layer of intense and diverse fruity flavors. Deep ruby red color with garnet hues. The nose is intense, with intriguing notes of fresh spices, medicinal herbs, cherry, black cherry and dried fruits. On the palate it is well-structured, with smooth tannins, and a rich, long and complex finish."~Winery Notes
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Purato is a line of certified organic wines from Vittoria in southern SicilyThe vineyards and winery have undergone strenuous controls into to obtain organic certification from Bioagricert, whose certifications are recognized in the United States. Purato celebrates the regions unique micorclimate and extensive winemaking history. Lying close to the Mediterranean, Purato's vineyards benefit from cooling sea breezes. The estate's soil consists of a layer of light, red, sandy loam (terra rossa) resting on top of a limestone base, which helps retain vital water. In order to preserve this rich terroir, only natural techniques are used to assist cultivation. While the abundant wind and scarce rainfall naturally protect against pest, infestations are further prevented through limited copper and sulfur treatments and "sexual confusion" pheromone traps. In addition, only natural fertilizers are used to avoid introducing chemicals into the topsoil. Subterranean irrigation is utilized to prevent evaporation, thereby maximizing water efficiency. To further emphasize Purato's commitment to the stewardship of Sicily's land, Purato's packaging is entirely eco-friendly; labels are made using recycled paper and vegetable dyes, cartons are made from recycled paper and the bottles are 85% recycled glass.