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Catarratto "Vigna del Masso," Feudo Montoni - 2016

Item # 22642 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
$227.52 $204.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Catarratto is an indigenous Sicilian white grape that is found most commonly in the western half of the island. The Feudo Montoni estate is in the center of Sicily and the "Vigna del Masso" is a single-vineyard plot of very old vines. Vibrant with floral aromas, intense minerality, and fresh herb aromas. The Albarello (tree) vines enjoy a high elevation of 700 meters above sea level and shows fresh, mouth watering acidity.


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Staff Pick Notes

People always think that California wines are a better value because we are in the same country. But really, European wines—especially France and Italy—give you much better bang for your buck. This Catarrato is a great example: here, for under $20, you have a hand-made wine that speaks of place. The indigenous Catarratto grape may be a descendent of Garganega, best known in Soave. Harvested from 55 year-old vines grafted by hand onto wild plants, the speciality of the town of Masso in central Sicily comes through loud and clear in this wine. Crisp and tangy, with just enough fruit and minerality for a wonderfully balanced wine.

- JGM

About the Producer

Sicily, Italy Feudo Montoni is one of Sicily’s most historical producers of Nero d’Avola. The estate dates back to the XVI century, when the prized ‘Vrucara’ single-vineyard was first planted in the Contea di Sclafani area (a steep 650 meters above sea level). The resulting wines were immediately noted by Andrea Bacci, the Vatican’s court official sommelier, in his ‘De Naturali Vinorum...

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