Badalucco De La Iglesia Garcia

is a wine estate established in 1880.

The place is Petrosino, a Sicilian seaside town, where the vines, located between Marsala and Mazara del Vallo, plunged in the red lands of the Mediterranean, grow among the aromatic herbs and look over the Gulf of Peter. 

Pierpaolo and his wife Beatriz started to manage the family estate conscientiously preserving and protecting the unequalled and unique treasure of the autoctonous vines, handed down to them by three previous generations.

Terroirs:

  • Mediterranean red lands, Triglia district (1 Litre of Pierpaolo & Beatriz)
  • Mediterranean Red Lands. Triglia district and Corleo district (Griddu Verde)
  • Mediterranean Red Lands. Triglia district parcel n° 191 (Pipa ¾ Pre British)
  • Mediterranean red lands / Clay - Delia Nivolelli district (Dos Tierras and Temprano)


Grape varieties:
Grillo from the “historical parcel”, Verdejo, Nero d'Avola, Tempranillo

Age of the vineyards:
from 15 to 45 years

Area:
Triglia, Triglia - Corleo and Delia Nivolelli vineyards have a north-eastern exposure.

North-eastern exposition for Triglia,Triglia-Corleo and Delia Nivolelli vineyards.

Very close to the sea, at an altitude ranging between 0 and 50 m/ asl, planted on red lands, particularly suited for the production of great wines and protected by the dunes, the vineyards look over the Gulf of Peter.

Classification:

  • White wine
  • Red wine
  • Marsala Pre British

Target:
The main concern of the company is to shape unique works: white wines in Marsala style, handed down by PierPaolo’s grandfather, as well as  wines of the two lands, (Dos Tierras), Spain and Sicily. Beatriz de la Iglesia Garcia, from Seville, and Pierpaolo Badalucco, a Sicilian, have created a fine marriage between Spanish, Italian vineyards and red lands.

 

Wine descriptions

Evaluation:

The innovation, although for few, is, when, with a sip of this divine nectar, you can find yourself  simultaneously in another time and place. The chords of the soul vibrate and nothing else can be deeper than this emotion.

  • Grillo: softness and alcohol
  • Verdejo: acidity and elegance
  • Tempranillo: elegance and tannin
  • Nero d'Avola: structure and intensity

Common Notes:
Melting pot of cultures, encounters with the past

1 litre of Pierpaolo and Beatriz

Vintage blend: 2018, 2017, 2016

50% Grillo - 50% Verdejo

Vineyard: Triglia - 0 m/als
Exposure north east - Mediterranean red lands

Macerated and not filtered, it has an intense amber colour, outlined nuances of orange and prickly pear, floral notes of nettle, sunflower and new Guinea. Enveloping fragrance of sourdough and saltiness. The mouthfeel is fresh and acid like taking a bike from an orange. Of structured body, it originates abundant salivation like crests of waves  reaching the rocks in a calm sea.

Griddu verde

Vintage 2018

50% Grillo - 50% Verdejo

Vineyard: Triglia - Corleo - 0 m/sl
Exposure north east -Mediterranean red lands

Macerated and not filtered of an antique gold colour. Ample. Fresh sensations of lemon joined by green tea leaves, nettle, portulaca and aloe. Chilli and saffron notes lead both to dreams and desires. Scents of pigeon’s blood. Deep salinity of sea and iodine with an aroma of blond tobacco. The taste is fine with a compact full-body. Sapidity comes out gently. Thin, ubiquitous lemon zest. Elegant and harmonious. The painter has  searched  a contact with reality, bringing out her emotions.         

Spaghetti with garlic and oil, chili, tomato and anchovies, but also fish dishes and pecorino cheese.

Temprano

Vintage 2017

50% Nero d'Avola - 50% Tempranillo

Vineyard: Delia Nivolelli - 50 m/asl
Exposure of the vineyard: north-east - Clay soil / Mediterranean red lands

Limpid and noble with a ruby red color. An intense and delicate bouquet of fresh fruits, black currant, blackberry and cherry shows his youth qualities. The aroma of black tea leaves, elder and lavender interwines with the scent of fresh leather. A touch of colour defines the painting of a young promise and the sip outlines his lively and cheerful character. Elegant tannic notes, warm and well balanced finish.

So pleasant a wine is perfect with toasts, aperitifs, but also fish dishes at the table.

Dos Tierras

Vintage 2015

50% Nero Avola- 50%Tempranillo

Vineyard: Delia Nivolelli-50 m/asl
Exposure of the vineyard: North-east / Mediterranean red lands

Ruby red, impenetrable, reflective. A wine of high-quality. Bouquet of black mulberry, red orange and dates. And then aromas of Scottish tea leaves, black cardamom and deep black tobacco. The delicate ruby colour meets saline puffs. A mosaic of flavours pervades the mouth: a stream of freshness and a compact and fine tannic texture leave room for saline waves. Masterful finish where the bite of black mulberry intertwines with black tobacco. Perfect harmony between aroma and taste.

It goes well with grilled and or succulent meat, goat cheese.

Pipa ¾ - 2nd Marsala Pre British Storico


100% Grillo

Vineyard: Triglia district-particle no. 191
In the dry version this wine does not allow any fortification
The fermentation takes place with natural yeasts;the wine remains seven years in casks filled for  ¾ before being bottled. Pipa comes from pipas or pipè and for the inhabitants of Trapani they were the barrels used for the production of Marsala.
The parcel n° 191, in the district of Triglia, is a unique vineyard, custodian both of a cultural treasure, but also able of telling a story previous to the arrival of the English. The weight of history is the weight of a great sense of responsibility inborn in Pierpaolo’s personality.

"Miraculous perfumes came out from the pipas and the soul started to vibrate even before tasting. He poured out a glass and then another one because it was very difficult for him to separate from that wine. While tasting it he sailed in the Bacchic Sea touching the intimate chords of the human depth…" A. Ordan

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