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Caruso and Minini Catarratto Naturalmente Biotext

Caruso and Minini Catarratto Naturalmente Bio 2021

Sicily, ItalyLocated on the westernmost shores of Sicily, Caruso & Minini's history reaches back to the late 1800’s when Antonio Caruso bought the company to grow grapes for the nearby Marsala factories. The company was passed through subsequent generations until Nino Caruso finally decided to begin making and bottling his own wine in the mid 1900’s. In 2004, Stefano Caruso joined forces with Mario Minini of Lombardy to launch the present-day winery, producing wines from indigenous grapes such as Catarratto. Today, Stefano’s daughter Giovanna works closely with her father to head up this historic winery, while also cultivating 5ha organically for her own side project, Naturalmente Bio. These Catarratto vineyards are planted in a very windy area, offsetting the island's ample warmth. Though only 12.5%, this is heady and waxen on the palate, thanks to the Mediterranean sunshine. Honeysuckle, apricot, white peach, pineapple flood the expansive palate, with moderate acidity, yet all lit by a super saline underlay that keeps this afloat. One to think of when having fragrant green curry or shellfish.Tasted: 15 October 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$29.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Caruso & MininiDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: CatarrattoUPC: 8028920040014