A tasty and really clean intro into the world of orange wine. Expressive aromatics and ripe fruit make this a real crowd pleaser!
A sublime orange wine produced from organic Cataratto, farmed in Sicily. Three days of skin maceration give a glorious orange hue, subtle spice character and sweet, summery fruits. A great intro to the skin contact style, without being too weird!
Producer: Cantine Rallo
Region/Country: Sicily, Italy
Production Method: Natural. Skin contact for 3 days, fermentation in stainless steel
Style: Medium bodied orange wine, fragrant, herbal and spicy
Pairing Suggestion: Vegetable dishes, grilled meats, cheeses
Profile: Sicily's most important white variety, Catarratto is actually the most widely planted variety in Italy following Sangiovese (although much of this is for bulk production). In the hands of a great producer it can produce lovely, textured wines full of lemon citrus character and salty freshness. Often producers will use skin-contact as a way of extracting more intensity and complexity from the grape.
Classic Regions: Sicily (Italy)
Cantine Rallo was founded in Marsala, on the westernmost promontory of Sicily, and is a successful integration between nature, technology and tradition. The majority of wines are produced with grapes from the estate's own vineyards.