Country: Italy Region: Sicily Vintage: 2015
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Passo del Tempio
"These wines are made by Alana McGettigan and Matt Thomson at a private winery in the hills outside of Trapani. Alana and Matt manage to fit this into their other commitments (Alpha Zeta, Ponte del Diavolo and Il Faggio) since the harvest for Catarratto and Syrah is in the first half of September. Alana selects the fruit from the estate's vineyards and vinifies it in their modern winery, which is well equipped with a must chiller and temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
The wines are fresh and lifted with a lovely soft texture. The Catarratto is nicely vibrant and easy drinking, while the Syrah is accessible and rounded."
Product Features: Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Alana McGettigan
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.
The fruit was machine harvested and transported to the winery where it was crushed, 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 vibrant acidity making it a great, easy drinking Sicilian white.
Food Suggestion: Enjoy with seafood pasta, sardines or grilled swordfish and cous cous.
Closure: Stelvin ABV: 12.5%