Catarratto - Palazzo del Mare - Sicily - Italy
Palazzo del Mare
Crisp and full of fresh citrus fruit with tangs of passionfruit and ripe lemon.
A combination of hand and machine harvested grapes. Yields are naturally limited by the winds and climatic conditions on the island and average around 7 tonnes per hectare. Vineyard sites are situated at an altitude of 200-300m, ensuring cooler night time temperatures which preserve crucial acidity in the grapes. The average age of the vineyards are 15 years old. The Palazzo wines tend to be harvested earlier than many of their neighbours and consequently they are bright and fresh with no jammy, baked flavours.
This Catarratto is a riot of peach and pineapple aromas that leap out of the glass. The flavours continue on the palate joined by a lick of acidity to balance the ripe fruit. This wine goes well with seafood, classic Italian pizza and salads.