Flowery Peach notes. Nice if a little bland and certainly pricey @ €27 in Ouzos where we had a good set meal with Deana followed by a Guinness in Finnegans to send her on her way back to Perth. G’day Deana!
A webtrawl reveals this Catarratto (Lucido?) comes from one of our favourite places in Sicily:
“Catarratto, despite being grown almost exclusively in Sicily is one of Italy’s most commonly planted grape varieties. Catarratto vines cover more surface area in Sicily than those of any other variety. The variety makes up around 60 percent of total vineyard area on the island and is largely confined to the western provinces (Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento)”
This wine is a surprise: nice dry unoaked white, slightly buttery creamy edge, apricot aroma. Nicely refreshing for a Bank Holiday Weekend.
Upon further research this comes from a part of Sicily which we love and have visited several times.
“Mandrarossa is produced by the Settesoli co-op in the hills surrounding Menfi, betweenAgrigento and Selinunte. Settesoli source their grapes from dedicated vineyards using a computer mappedtraceability system which analyses sugar development, tannin ripeness and acidity levels throughout thegrowing season to ensure optimum quality at picking. The grapes are picked from the bunch and delicately crushedbefore cooling off and then strained with light presses. The juice undergoes cold settling and fermentation at temperatures of 16–18ºC.”