2022 Da Vero Biologico Catarratto (Organic)

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2022 Da Vero Biologico Catarrato (Organic)
Sicily’s warm, dry climate is ideal for organic cultivation, so is a great source of good, affordable organic wines. The Da Vero wines ('davvero' meaning ‘really’ or ‘naturally’ in Italian) are the result of our long relationship (over 10 years) with a cooperative in Sicily, who we have been working with since our Sicilan project began.

Tasting Notes

Bright, appealing aromas of citrus and fennel with delicate floral notes. The palate is fresh and incisive with grapefruit and preserved lemon characters, good concentration, and mid-palate weight leading to a tangy finish with crisp acidity.
2022 Da Vero Biologica Catarratto, (Organic)

Production

The Catarratto grapes are sourced from the north-west corner of Sicily, at Calatafimi, between Marsala and Palermo. These Guyot-trained vines grow in high altitude vineyards (around 500m) with chalky soils. The vineyards were converted to organic viticulture in 2005. The grapes are gently pressed and the must vinified at 16ºC. Maturation in stainless steel.

Producer

Established in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Castelvero, the leading co-operative in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. Our aim is to produce authentic, well-priced still and sparkling wines from local grape varieties. All aspects of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's winemaking team of Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese - assisted by Boutinot's Tony Brown MW. We source from a range of private growers and cooperatives, with whom we have long-term relationships, principally in Veneto, Friuli, Lombardy, Sicily, Puglia, Abruzzo and Sardinia.

Alan's Personal Tasting Note

"This packs in a lot for the price point. Immediately attractive concentrated citric aromas lead onto a full-flavoured palate. The citric fruit follows through and is joined with some ripe, rich, tropical fruits. Good acidity, good complexity & a long, lingering finish. Exceptional value - at entry level from Sicily. Organic & vegan approved is an added bonus. This really is a no-brainer - superb value." January 2024

Specifications

Year 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Catarratto
Country Italy
Alcohol content  12.5% abv
Units of Alcohol per Bottle
9.4 units
Type White Wine
Food Matching Pair with starters, seafood and risotto
Cellaring Potential

For immediate enjoyment - best served chilled.

Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Dietary Information Organic, Vegan & Vegetarian, sustainable
Origin
Sicily, Italy
Appellation Terre Siciliane IGT