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Tenuta di Castellaro Bianco Pomice
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17¼/20

Tenuta di Castellaro Bianco Pomice 2018

Sicily, ItalyFrom Lipari Island, off the coast of Sicily, this blend of Malvasia delle Lipari and Carricante grows in deep, sandy, volcanic soils, trained in the free standing alberello system (little tree) at 350m. After destemming, the malvasia fermented in stainless, and the carricante in older oak, followed by batonnage for 6 months. This streams the sea, with a streak of salinity woven through a nimble palate, anchored with a slip of lees, but layered with wild Mediterranean herbs, subtle kelp, and meyer lemon pith. Fantastic energy and vibrance in this shining example. Packs a seriously memorable punch, and all at welcome 12 degrees. Impressive.Tasted: 20 March 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 53.00 private wine shops Producer: Tenuta di CastellaroDistributors: Sur Lie
Blend: Malvasia delle Lipari - CarricanteCSPC: 9030