Catarratto, Barraco, Sicily, Italy (2017)

Catarratto, Barraco, Sicily, Italy (2017)

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While Marsala is famous for its solera-aged wines, Nino Barraco is unusual in that he specialises in wines made the way they were before the sweet tooth of the British prevailed. 

Nino took over his family’s vineyards in 2004 and from the outset he has worked organically, focussing on the native grapes of his Western Sicily and single vineyard wines, hoping to show others the potential he sees in the region he calls home.

A beautiful expression of Catarratto from a forty year old vineyard planted just a few hundred metres from the Mediterranean over black volcanic soils. This spends four days on skins, before being pressed off to concrete. A beautiful shade of gold, this pairs ripe stone fruits with a pronounced smokiness from the land and a lick of salt from the sea. A wine with an incredible sense of place.

Notes From: https://tuttowines.com/wines/catarratto-2/