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Looking for almond wine

Posted by cepperley, Mar 11, 2015.

My husband and I traveled to southern Italy last year and while in Taormina, Sicily, Italy we had a wonderful almond wine.  It is more of a dessert wine, but not too sweet like I've found with other dessert wines.  I would like to find somewhere I could order it online or even from some place in the States.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

 

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Reply by dvogler, Mar 11, 2015.

Welcome to Snooth,  Cepperley.

It's probably a fortified wine, more like port. 

Uhm, OutThere...care to join in here?

 

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Reply by vin0vin0, Mar 12, 2015.

The only almond wine I know of in the States is a sparkling made by a Temecula winery - Wilson Creek Winery, but I don't think they make a still or dessert almond wine.

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Reply by duncan 906, Mar 12, 2015.

Are you sure it was nor Ameretto the almond liquer

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Reply by EMark, Mar 12, 2015.

Amoretto.  That makes sense, Duncan.  

In addition to Wilson, there are some other California makers of "Almond" Sparkling wine, but, as vin0vin0 suggested, I am unaware of any maker of a still almond wine.

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Reply by cepperley, Mar 12, 2015.

No, I am familiar with Ameretto.  And it was a wine.  I guess I just have to make another trip back to Sicily!  :)

 

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Reply by Really Big Al, Mar 12, 2015.

Could it have been a Grappa?  They are well known in Italy.

 

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Reply by tony russo, Mar 12, 2015.

at one time sicilian marsala wine in different flavors almond, tangerine .mandarino was bing imported in triangle shaped bottles To my knowledge as a wine retailer in NYS its been about 10 yrs since that was last available in NY.Guess you have to make another Sicilian visit

 

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Reply by Happyvinophile, Mar 12, 2015.

Hi Cepperley, hi all:

Although I think that another trip to Italy would be preferable, you don't have to go there to buy almond wine.  You can purchase Sicilian almond wine from the Bar Turrisi online store, http://vinomandorla.com/.  They offer two sizes of bottles, 50CL and 75CL.

Bar Turrisi is in Castlemola in Sicily.

While you're waiting for the wine to arrive, Trader Joe's has a sparkling almond wine. ;-)

 

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Reply by outthere, Mar 12, 2015.

DV, do I look like a guy that drinks wine from nuts? I am nuts but I don't drink nut wine and would not know where to buy it either.

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Reply by dmcker, Mar 13, 2015.

Had some near Taormina a couple of times. Chilled. Sweet, obviously infused into a white (not Marsala) with almonds and some herbs, but uniquely refreshing in that context. I didn't ask whether they chaptalized or stopped fermentation or how they achieved the sweetness and alcohol levels. We were at a bar on a hilltop with that view, and the person I was with was more captivating than even that world-class view. Winemaking details were not a priority.

I doubt you need the almond-wine excuse. I'm happy to head to Taormina most any time... ;-)

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Reply by JonDerry, Mar 13, 2015.

Love the repartee, and now I'm curious to try the stuff.

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Reply by dvogler, Mar 13, 2015.

Brian, I was waiting for the trademark "letmegooglethatforyou" :)

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Reply by outthere, Mar 13, 2015.

I try to save that for special cases.

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Reply by duncan 906, Mar 16, 2015.

I have had a think about this thread and then I remembered a wine I had three years ago;-

 

Louis Marcellin Floc de Gascogne

 

which definitely has an almond like taste although it is not actually made of almonds.I do not know if this is available in the US or the UK.


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