In the most ancient vineyards of the estate, at an altitude of nearly six hundred meters above sea level, Catarratto reveals its full potential in one of its highest expressions
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Masterly mix between the potential of grape variety and peculiarities of territory, Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova is an elegant wine, to be uncorked in special moments. Seductive and harmonious in its fruity and floral bouquet, it will pleasantly surprise you with its spicy and mineral ending.
Colour | straw yellow with bright green reflections.
On the nose | the fruity and floral bouquet, with hints of white flowers, lemon peel and green apple is complemented by a spicy and mineral finish, in which emerge notes of white pepper and flint.
On the palate | despite the large entrance and the remarkable structure, the high acidity makes it extremely balanced and upright striking in its persistence.
WINE TYPE | white - DOC Sicily - BIO
GRAPE VARIETY | 100% Catarratto Lucido
ALCOHOL CONTENT | 13% proof BEST
WITH | incomparable with spaghetti ai ricci di mare (sea urchins)
SERVING TEMPERATURE | 10 - 12°C
SUGGESTED GLASS | medium size tulip-shaped glass to fully enjoy the bouquet
Soil type | hilly, sandy with medium presence of stones
Altitude | 580 meters above sea level
Age of vines | 1988
Where produced | Contrada Mandranova in the Camporeale countryside
Training system | espalier training with Guyot pruning
No. of vines/hectare | 4.000
Yield/hectare | 7.0 tonnes
Harvesting | first 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 | in steel tanks, 8 months on the fine lees at 10-12°C, the 10% of the mass remains 8 months in 600-liter French oak tonneaux.
Bottle ageing | at least 6 months at controlled temperature (18°C)