Catarratto Antisa from the famous Sicilian producer Tasca d'Almerita. The Catarratto grape is the most ancient, and “common” grape variety, typical of the Sicilian territory, but becoming rare. This is a beautiful white wine with a unique aroma and hints of grapefruit.
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|Classification||Sicilia Contea di Sclafani D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||Matured on the lees in steel vats for 4 months|
|Pairs with||Ideal to serve with hors d'oeuvres and white meats, it is perfect to accompany risottos, dishes based on fish and shellfish. Serve at 8-10 C.|
The Catarratto vines for the Catarratto Antisa white wine grow in the Tasca d'Almerita vineyards at the Regaleali Estate south of Palermo in central Sicily at altitudes of over 900 m. An area where exposure, altitude, atmospheric temperature range and ventilation all come together to determine the precious interplay between plant and soil which give wines with freshness, complexity and elegance.
The grapes were manually harvested slightly early in order to have a higher acidity in the most. The grapes were carefully sorted, destemmed and pressed followed by fermentation and maceration for 18 days. After fermentation the wine was matured in steel vats for 4 months.
Colour: Bright yellow with greenish shades
Bouquet: Notes of flowers and pink grapefruit.
Taste: Fresh with good acidity.
Longevity 3-5 years.