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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £55.20
Country - Italy
Region - Sicily
Grape Varieties - Catarratto 65%, Inzolia 35%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Colomba Bianca
Tasting notes - Catarratto and Inzolia, two of Sicily's native grape varieties are blended together in this beautiful and easy drinking white wine. Perfumed and refreshing, with a hint of lemon and pistachio nuts.
Perfumed and vibrant with a hint of creamy ripe pear
Established in 1970, Colomba Bianca is the largest Sicilian grower cooperative and
the biggest Italian producer of organic wine, with more than 1,800 hectares
dedicated to organically farmed vines. Colomba Bianca also has a further 7,500
hectares of vineyard, growing indigenous and international varieties. Despite their
size, they engage a philosophy of micro-viticulture and micro-winemaking to ensure
the ultimate precision, quality and expression of terroir. The stunning range of single
variety and innovative blends are tailor made under the watchful eye of head
winemaker Mattia Filippi. Dynamic and passionate, the Cantine is constantly
evolving with investments in the vineyards and in the technology of their five specialist
wineries. With their sights firmly fixed on the future of Sicilian wine, Colomba Bianca is
rapidly becoming one of the leading names in organic winemaking in Italy.
Catarrato is one of the most widely planted native varieties in Sicily and is renowned
for its bright, full bodied and lemony wines. Inzolia also a native grape to Sicily, which
was traditionally used for fortified Marsala wines. Now it has come into its own
producing crisp, dry and aromatic wines. Here in these sun-drenched vineyards, the
highest standards are attained through the use of innovative technology and the
careful process of mapping the terroir according to the weather patterns, harvesting
time, soils and vine age. The grapes undergo a sensory analysis and are hand
harvested at the optimum maturity levels, according to the terroir and microclimate
of the vineyard. They are then harvested into 20kg containers, to prevent the grapes
from being prematurely crushed. The vineyards are made up of distinct soil and
climate conditions and range from sea-level up to 700 metres above sea level,
imparting subtle complexity into the wine.
The grapes were hand-picked at their optimum maturity and then vinified in small
stainless steel tanks to retain the freshness and purity of fruit of the Catarratto and
Inzolia varieties. A soft pressing of the must took place at 12°C for 24 hours, followed
by fermentation at 16°C with selected yeasts. The wine rested in tank for five months,
preserving all the aromatics, prior to release.
Catarratto and Inzolia, two of Sicily's native grape varieties are blended together in
this beautiful and easy drinking white wine. Perfumed and refreshing, with a hint of
lemon and pistachio nuts.
A lovely apéritif wine or the perfect match with grilled fish with a twist of lemon.
Catarratto 65%, Inzolia 35%
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