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Sole e Vento - 2019

Marco De Bartoli

3.80 / 5.0

white still, dry
IGP Terre Siciliane, Italy
Zibibbo, Grillo
868 UAH
not available
Marco De Bartoli Sole e Vento 2019


3.80 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office

Unveiling a sea-sprayed aromatic bouquet, the 2019 Sole e Vento walks you through shells, orange oil, and wet pebbles, with lemon and pear on the horizon. The palate is a crisp, well-balanced sail over waves of lime and a peculiar touch of soapiness that somehow works. While it doesn’t delve into complex waters, it anchors itself firmly in the delicious and quaffable bay, offering a long, mineral finish that echoes the initial maritime call. It’s a straightforward voyage, but one you'd easily embark on again.

Marco De Bartoli

Marco de Bartoli is a name synonymous with innovation and reverence in Sicilian winemaking, particularly noted for reviving the island's traditional and noble wine, Marsala. Born into a family of esteemed Marsala producers, Marco chose a path less traveled in the late 20th century. He focused on quality and traditional methods at a time when Marsala's reputation was dwindling due to industrial production. His dedication led to the establishment of his winery in the 1970s in the western part of Sicily near the historic town of Marsala.

De Bartoli championed the use of the indigenous Grillo grape, insisting on meticulous vineyard management and reduced yields to produce concentrated, flavorful grapes. His methods included the revival of the solera system and aging in oak barrels, enhancing the complexity and depth of his wines. His commitment wasn't limited to Marsala; he also produced outstanding still wines, notably from the Zibibbo grape in the tiny island of Pantelleria.

The estate, now run by Marco's children, continues his legacy of artisanal production and strict adherence to quality. It's a standard bearer for organic farming in the region, ensuring that each bottle reflects the pure expression of the land and its history.

Marco's influence extends beyond his own vineyards. He is widely credited with inspiring a new generation of Sicilian winemakers dedicated to quality and authenticity. His vision and passion redefined Sicilian wine, establishing a legacy of excellence and innovation that endures in the region's wine industry today. His commitment to tradition, combined with a willingness to innovate, has made Marco de Bartoli's name synonymous with the finest wines of Sicily.