Thalia is a word of Sicilian dialect and resembles ‘look’ as in ‘look there!’. It is also the name of one of the Three Graces in ancient Greek history. The wine is transparent dry strawberry red in the glass, and expresses itself in a light and elegant manner. It opens up perfumed with delicate mineral aromas particular of the lava soil, a firm body, and fresh fruit notes accompanied by gentle tannins - soft and delicate. Smooth drinking now but if patience permits, even better in 5 years time.


Technical specifications

  • Appellation

    Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia e Randazzo (CT)
    Parcel N° 16, 17, 150, 228 of Map N° 61 e58

  • Altitude

    750 m. (2250 feet) above sea level

  • Terroir

    black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with
    traces of sand, very rich in minerals

  • Exposure

    North - North-East

  • Plant density

    8000 vines per hectare

  • Training system


  • Grape variety

    Nerello Mascalese (selection Massale)

  • Yield per hectare

    6000 kilo

  • Vinification

    The alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation
    were both carried out in stainless steel tanks 

  • Ageing

    8 months in French barriques of second passage

  • Refinement in bottle

    3 months


Food pairing

Thalia goes very well with lighter meat based dishes e.g. pork, veal and poultry. Vegetables like cabbage and spinach, mushrooms, carpaccio, a diverse set of antipasti and pasta dishes are good companions as well as lighter fish dishes.