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Catarratto Inzolia Terre Siciliane IGP ‘Alhambra’

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Tasting Notes

Alhambra is the entry-level range of wines from Spadafora: young wines, expressive of their varietals, with a sense of place and well-priced. Alhambra takes its name from the famous Alhambra palace near Granada (Spain) which is where a branch of the Spadafora family is believed to have originated (this Spanish influence is due to the Spanish domination over Sicily which lasted almost five centuries.

Simply called “Alhambra Bianco“, this is an all-Sicilian white blend of 50% Catarratto and 50% Inzolia, 100% certified organic. The result is a Sicilian wine to the core. The grapes are processed and vinified separately in concrete vats then blended in November.

Alhambra Bianco is rich, fruity nose with a slender mouthfeel, followed by a bright citrus note at the finish. It’s an easy-going wine to enjoy with appetizers, finger foods and all types of seafood.

Winery

Spadafora

Region

Sicilia

Varietal

50% Catarratto, 50% Inzolia

Location of Vineyards

Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo

Orientation

Northwest

Altitude

300 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Certified Organic

Soil

Loose sand and clay

Type of Cultivation

Simple Guyot espalier

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand towards the end of August/beginning of September. Fermented with selected yeasts in concrete vats at controlled temperatures. The two varietals are vinified separately, then blended in November.

Aging

2 months in cement vats and 2 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content

12%

Total Production

75,000 bottles

Oenologist

Francesco Spadafora