Don Pietro Bianco from the renowned Sicilian organic wine producer Dei Principi di Spadafora is a lovely straw yellow wine made from grillo and catarratto grapes grown in the hilly area around Monreale near Palermo. It has a harmonious and fruity bouquet with notes of yellow and white flowers and turning to citrus fruits. The taste is rich and fresh, pleasant and immediate, with a citrusy finish.
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|Producer||Dei Principi di Spadafora|
|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||53% Grillo, 47% Cataratto|
|Maturation||3 months in cement vats and 3 months in bottles|
|Pairs with||Seafood dishes, sushi, white meats, soft cheeses. Serve at 12-14 C.|
The noble Spadafora family has been producing wine for decades, but it was only in the 1990’ies that the family decided to begin bottling and marketing of the wine grown on the estate, where previously the wine has been sold in bulk. After testing and tasting the wines produced, the current owner Francesco Spadafora decided in 1993 that the estate should only produce wine from grapes grown on his land. Today the winery has 95 hectares of vineyards around Monreale growing both indigenous and international grapes.