While the rest of Sicily continue their obsession with Nero d'Avola, Nerellos Mascalese and Cappucio, the wise folks on the western side of the island have their own fixation - the most underrated player, Perricone. Fourth generation vignerons, the Stabile Butera family has long championed this oft-overshadowed varietal. From their calcareous soils and high elevation coax aromatics and roundly textured fruit in perfect balance. Charred mediterranean herbs elevate ripe blackberry and black cherry, with persistent tannins and typical Sicilian volcanic minerality shining through. A rush of floral character (rose petal, violet) lingers on the finish, buoyed by bright and balanced acidity.