Catarratto is the most widespread variety in Sicily, traditionally cultivated with a wide arch, with the vines kept low and manual cultivation operations. The Catarratto grapes are harvested in crates and vinified to preserve all the peculiarities in the wine: the light straw yellow colour, the fruity and floral notes and the good structure.
Harvest period: first ten days of September.
Vinification system: cold maceration for 5 hours followed by soft pressing. Vinification and aging take place in stainless steel silos with inoculation of selected indigenous Sicilian yeasts at a controlled temperature for 4 months.
The wine is limpid, with a straw yellow color and with a good consistency in swirling.
The nose clearly perceives citrus notes and fresh white fruit such as peach and green pear. This is followed by smells of wild flowers and herbaceous hints.
The wine is dry, quite warm and quite soft accompanied by a present acidity and good sapidity; a mix that gives it excellent persistence.
Golden ladybug award
Selected among the best 100 Italian wines
2016: 89 points
2017: 87 points
2018: 90 points
2019: 90 points
Terre di Gratia
Via Principe n. 19, Camporeale (PA)