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From the three different recognized clones of Catarratto: Comune, Lucido, and Extra Lucido, we have chosen
the delicate and superior quality Catarrato Lucido.
The name comes from the unusual shiny skin of the grapes.
Our Catarrato grapes are cultivated on slopes at around
400 metres above sea level. Grapes are hand-picked.
The grapes are de-stemmed and very softly pressed with
a pneumatic press. The must is decanted at a low temperature for about 48 hours before starting the fermentation, which takes place at 17-19C° for about 20 days. After the fermentation is finished the wine is racked and kept on fine lees for at least 5 months, with frequent battonages.
Nostru Catarrato Lucido is straw-coloured with flecks of green. The characterful bouquet is a little spicy and reminiscent of jasmine, aromatic herbs and nutmeg, with delicate touches of white peach. On the palate, there is a strong mineral back bone, perfectly balanced with lively acidity. The finish is long and complex with delicious almond flavors.