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Sicilia Bianco DOP ‘Altrove’

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Tasting Notes

Altrove, literally ‘Elsewhere‘, is a delicious blend of Chardonnay (47%) and two indigenous varietals, Inzolia and Cataratto sourced from family-owned vineyards in Corleone, the heart of Sicily, 100% organically farmed.

Wonderfully scented with fresh citrus fruit and white flowers. On the palate it is juicy with an intense mineral note along with hints of almond, fresh herbs along with aromas of honey and apple. Altrove sees no oak; as a result, the finish is crisp, long and persistent. This delicious blend of white varietals pulls the best qualities from each grape to make a great seafood wine. Enjoy also with heavier fish such as salmon or swordfish, salads and fresh pasta.

- 2014  rated 88 Vinous

2016 rated 87 Vinous

Winery

Vivera

Region

Sicilia

Varietal

47% Chardonnay, 39% Catarratto, 14% Inzolia

Location of Vineyards

Estate-owned vineyards in Corleone

Orientation

North-East

Altitude

400mt asl

Type of Planting

Vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon. 4,500 plants per ha.

Soil

Calcareous-clay

Type of Cultivation

100% Certified Organic

Vinification

Carefully selected grapes are hand-picked then pressed softly. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperature (57/61F) in stainless steel.

Aging

The wine rests on its fine lees for 4 months, followed by 3 months in the bottle.

Alcohol Content

13%

Total Production

25,000 bottles

Oenologist

Irene Vaccaro, Loredana Vivera