Porta del Venti Voria Frizzante Bianco

Porta del Venti Voria Frizzante Bianco

Regular price $24

Region: Monreale DOC < Sicily < Italy

Grapes: Cataratto

Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified organic/biodynamic farming,
clay/limestone soils; harvested by hand in small crates then made in
the ancestral method, with re-fermention in bottle with the addition
of grape must, not filtered and not disgorged; 12.5% ABV

Winemaker: Marco Sferlazzo

Porta del Vento, situated high up the side of a mountain in a valley
in the Alcamo and Monreale DOC appellation areas, is home to a
biodiverse farm with ten hectares of old-vine Catarratto. The area is
very windy, with great day-night temperature swings, and the vines
have a northern orientation to avoid the hot afternoon heat - both
factors that ensure freshness and acidity in the wines. Marco uses
only organic appropriate sulphur- and copper-based products that are
hand-sprayed directly onto the plants if necessary, to avoid the
accumulation of substances in the soil.  These are all unusual
practices in this area known mainly for industrial wine production.

This is a lovely little pet'nat of Cataratto, the famous white grape
of Mt. Etna, but one that also grows prolifically in the less exalted
regions of Sicily.  Voria is light and cheery, with structured fizz
and bright tropical fruit and citrus, and the distinctive minerality
of Cataratto cutting through the frothy fruit for a clean finish.

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