BENEDÈ Catarratto DOC Alessandro di Camporeale



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BENEDÈ Catarratto DOC Alessandro di Camporeale

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“Catarratto” is one of the oldest native grape variety in Sicily. Widely cultivated in the western region of the island, it is one of the leading Sicilian white grape varieties today.
A very drinkable wine with persuasive and enjoyable flavors and a crunchy fruit taste. Benedè is a traditional wine, invaluable proof of Catarratto grapes, that have been cultivated in Sicily for a long time.

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Colour | bright straw yellow On the nose | soft and perfumed notes of almond, white peach, orange blossom and citrus create a refined and inviting bouquet

On the palate | freshness, softness and elegance are the main characteristics of this generous and pleasingly complex wine, with uncommon qualities of long-lasting liveliness
WINE TYPE white - DOC Sicilia - BIO
GRAPE VARIETY 100% Catarratto Comune e Lucido
BEST WITH excellent with seafood appetizers, grilled king prawnsand scampi
SUGGESTED GLASS medium size tulip-shaped glass, to fully enjoy the bouquet
Soil type | hilly, loamy sand
Altitude | 420 meters above sea level
Age of vines | 1990, 2000, 2010
Where produced | Contrada Mandranova and Contrada Macellarotto in the Camporeale countryside
Training system | espalier training with Guyot pruning
No. of vines/hectare | 3.500
Yield/hectare | 8.0 tonnes
Harvesting | second week of september with manual harvest and grape selection
Crushing | the grapes are destemmed and cooled, then softly crushed in absence of oxygen
Fermentation | 15 days, in steel tanks, at low temperature (14-15°C)
Ageing | 6 months in steel tanks on the fine lees at constant
temperature (10-12°C)
Bottle ageing | 2 months at controlled temperature (18oC)