The Catarratto from the renowned organic wine producer Dei Principi di Spadafora is a rich and intense straw yellow naturally produced organic wine. A typical dry, fresh and fruity Sicilian Catarratto wine excellent to be enjoyed with fish and starter dishes.
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|Producer||Dei Principi di Spadafora|
|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||Catarratto 87% - Inzolia 13%|
|Maturation||2 months in concrete vats and 2 months in bottles|
|Bouquet||Rich, intense, fruity.|
|Taste||Dry, tangy, fresh and fruity.|
|Pairs with||Light hors d’oeuvres and all ﬁsh and shellﬁsh dishes. Serve at 11 C.|
The Catarratto and Inzolia vines for this organic wine grow in the sandy and clay vineyards of Spadafora in contrada Virzì in Monreale to the southwest of Palermo in western Sicily.
The grapes are grown at a height of 300 m above sea level and are subject to a temperature variation of 10-15°C, between day and night which improves the acid sugar balance in the grapes.
Harvesting of the Catarratto and Inzolia grapes, which is done manually and seprarately, starts at around six o'clock in the morning so as to reach a low temperature of around 17°C. The grapes are then destemmed, using a rotating eccentric screw pump, and drop into a heat exchanger, which further lowers the temperature by 10-15°C. Viniﬁcation and ageing is with spontaneous fermentation using only natural yeasts without sulfur dioxide, at controlled temperature in cement vats. When the wines were ready they were combined to the final blend and aged for 2 months in the vats and 2 months in the bottles
Longevity 2-3 years.