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Fazio Shiraz Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $12   From: $8   To: $17

Price History for Fazio Shiraz Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy
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Grape Variety: Shiraz

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are pronounced enough to consider them distinct varieties. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and is virtually synonymous with marquée wine regions such as the Barossa Valley.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Sicily [Sicilia] wine region

    Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. At its widest point, between Messina and Marsala, the island measures 175 miles (280km) east to west, and about one third that distance north to south. Its roughly triangular shape led the island to be dubbed Trinacria (the triangle) during the Middle Ages, and is reflected in the triskelion (a motif with three protrusions) at the center of the regional flag.

    For more than 2500 years Sicily has been a significant center of viticulture in the Mediterranean, although its reputation is not as immaculate and widespread today as it once was. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, the classic ... more

  • Italy wine region

    Italy has a rich vinicultural heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Over the centuries the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans all played a significant role in the development of different wine styles, the way grapevines were grown, the evolution of winemaking traditions and the considerable changes in storage methods as wine moved from amphorae to bottle.

    Italian wines are made with the aim of partnering Italy's rich and varied cuisine; su ... more


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