These wines are made by Alana McGettigan and Matt Thomson at a private winery in the hills outside of Trapani...
Alana manages to fit this into her other commitments(Alpha Zeta, Ponte del Diavolo and Il Faggio) as the harvest for Catarratto and Syrah is in the first half of September. She selects the fruit from the estate’s vineyards and vinifies it in their modern winery, which is well equipped with a must chiller, stainless steel tanks and temperature control.
Sicily’s temples were built by the Greeks, who brought the vine to Sicily 3,000 years ago. Today, alongside the remains of the finest temples is a path (Passo del Tempio) that enables you to wend your way past these magnificent buildings.
The vineyards are located in the hills outside Trapani, Western Sicily in the Erice region, close to the town of Fulgatore. Most of the vineyards are on a gentle slope, with tilled terra rossa soil, at an altitude ranging between 200-400 metres. The vines are trained in the guyot system.
Conditions throughout the growing season were slightly warmer and dried than in the previous years, although not hugely dissimilar. In terms of style, the whites are very expressive with great acidity and perfumes. Yields were average.
The fruit was machine harvested and transported to the winery where it was crushed and destemmed and put into temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters. Fermentation took place at cool temperatures to preserve the aromatics and fruit characteristics of the grapes. The wine was shipped to Verona shortly after fermentation and stored in temperature controlled tanks until it bottling in April.
Pale lemon in colour, this Catarratto is crisp and characterful. It has delicious citrus notes and good vibrancy making it a great, easy drinking offering.
|Consultant Winemaker||Matt Thomson|
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