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Perricone (Italy)

Perricone is a red grape from western Sicily.

Other names are Pignatello, Guarnaccio and Tuccarino.

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Sour
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum
Jam
Jam

Juniper
Juniper
Pepper
Black Pepper
Spices
Spices
Chocolate
Chocolate

Perricone is known to taste Berries, Juniper and Black Pepper.

Profile

Perricone is known for Fruity wines with good Concentration and Tannins:

BODYMedium - Full
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium - Plus
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
16-18°C (61-64°F)

Food Pairing

Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Chili
Chili
Pasta
Indian
Curry
Pasta
Tomato
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza
Lasagna
Lasagna
Hamburger
Hamburger
Tuna
Tuna
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Perricone pairs well with American, Italian, and Asian food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Acidic Sauces. Tomato Sauce. Indian Curry.
Mushrooms. Vegetable Soups.
Olives. Capers. Eggplant.
BBQ Meat and Veggies.
Hamburger. Chicken. Pork. Veal. Lamb.

Cheese:
Mature Cheeses. Pecorino. Parmigiano. Manchego. Cheddar.

Sicilian Specialities:
Arancini (Filled Rice Balls)
Melanzane Parmigiana (Parmesan Eggplant)
Pesto alla Trapanese (Red Pesto).
Involtini alla Siciliana (Sicilian Rolls)
Pasta with Ricotta and Favette.
Sicilian Style Tuna

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About

The Perricone grape is an autochthonous black grape originating from western Sicily.

In the province of Trapani it is called Pignatello from Pignatta, a terracotta cooking pot. The red aluminous soil used for terracotta pots is ideal for Perricone vines. Hence the name.

Perricone is used for the production of Marsala Ruby.

In the mid-nineteenth century Perricone suffered of Phylloxera, but today the cultivation has resumed.

DNA testing shows that Perricone derives from Gaglioppo. Read More ...

DOC Regions

DOC of Sclafani County, Delia Nivolelli, Eloro, Monreale, Marsala rubino and numerous IGTs.

Sicilia (Sicily)

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The capital is Palermo.

It is known for old ruins, sandy beaches, seafood, and the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicily is also well respected for the dry wines of Etna and Vittoria.

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