Faro, or “lighthouse”, is a little DOC, almost the smallest in Italy, over looking the Straits of Messina. Archaeological finds show evidence of wine production in the area since the fourteenth century BC. With just above 6 hectares (15 acres) in the DOC area, the production is clearly tiny. Planted with ancient indigenous grapes with evocative names such as: nerello, cappuccio, nocera tignolino palumba, core and acitana, galatena, calabrese, and others; all grapes that make up the Faro DOC.
“From a very good vintage in Sicilian winemaking, the 2010 Faro Palari is an elegant and classic expression. This wine is more floral than the other vintages I’ve tasted and it shows more exotic flavors of Indian spice, cardamom and lightly crushed clove. There’s a slightly soapy aroma of lavender flower or rose potpourri. The wine most definitely underlines that Salvatore Geraci trademark signature. It’s a wine of light lines and deep finesse with delicate berry aromas that are intertwined with spice, dried flowers and licorice. The 2010 vintage taste very young to me, and should probably age another year or two in the bottle before you pop the cork. The bouquet is still a bit shut down. But the intensity and the inner harmony of the wine bode well for its future aging potential. 2018-2030.” – 93 points, Monica Larner – Wine Advocate (December 2015)