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Pietra Nera - 2020

Marco De Bartoli

4.00 / 5.0

white still, dry
IGP Terre Siciliane, Italy
1141 UAH
not available
Marco De Bartoli Pietra Nera 2020


4.00 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

Incredible and not typical Zibibbo. It is complex, delicious and not a tropical aromatic bomb. Peppermint, pebbles soaked in smelly seawater, seaweed, hints of pickles and some tropical fruits. Medium-light body, fresh and mineral. Obscenely quaffable.

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4.00 / 5.0750 ml@Garage

Pietranera is my favourite dry Zibibbo (sorry Integer, not you). Now it's less crazy but delicious, delicate and sophisticated as ever. Fresh grapes, tropical fruits, chalk, white flowers, and citrus. The palate is delicate, fresh and mineral with a pleasantly salty finish.

Wine #3 on volcanic wines tasting by Oleksandr Meier.

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.