This is a special invitation for all our big red fans. Help us put a fabulous, tiny family winery on the map ... and you’ll enjoy a richly dark, spicy Syrah – for less than a third of the price of its expensive neighbour.
Sometimes it’s hard for the little guys to get heard. It doesn’t help if you are at the end of a broken track, away from the tourist hotspots and don’t speak any English for the big retail buyers.
It also doesn’t help if, before you reach that broken track, there’s an internationally sought-after estate that makes top-notch wines – with a lavish corporate hospitality budget to boot!
But Di Prima is the sort of family-run winery we have gone the extra mile to champion for 50 years now. Why? Because these are lovely, passionate people who care more about what goes in the bottle than on the label, make wine that is a joy to drink … and beat next door when it comes to sheer value for money.
Every day Davide Di Prima tends his ancient plot of Syrah vines. More often than not, you’ll find him helped by his parents – and their grandchildren. Being high on the slopes, they have a fantastic view over Lake Arancio, home to the oldest and best vineyards in Sicily.
Davide’s vineyard even looks down on the Planeta estate. This world-famous winery put the island on the fine wine map with its Syrah in the 1990s.
Now you have the chance to do the same for Davide – and you will be rewarded. £30 a bottle for the smart Syrah next door – or £30 to reserve 12 bottles from the estate that overlooks it ...
Thanks to those higher vines, the Di Prima Syrah has an extra richness to it from all that extra-ripe fruit. Here’s the tasting note: billowing aromas of ripe plums, juicy black cherries and spicy oak. Unctuously mouthfilling, with notes of mocha and dark chocolate. Glorious stuff.
The wine has just been bottled, awaiting shipment. Because we went the extra mile and knocked at Davide’s door, this vintage is being held for us at an exclusive price. Put your name down for a case now – just £30 reserves you 12 bottles.
Then, when it arrives in mid June, the second instalment will be automatically deducted and you’ll have paid just £7.99 for the sort of deeply characterful wine that darkens your glass and gladdens your heart. So put your name down now – and help Davide beat Goliath!
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