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Palmento Bianco 2016

Our first Palmento Bianco wine. This is a field blend of indigenous grapes from Mt Etna, principally Catarratto (50%) and Grecanico Dorato (40%). The remaining 10% is a mix of Minnella Bianco, Carricante, Insolia and Uva Francese. The grapes were hand harvested in the middle of September, and whole bunched pressed into a small stainless steel tank. Alcoholic fermentation was spontaneous and without temperature control. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation. A miniscule amount of SO2 was added. It remained on light lees for 8 months before it was bottled without fining or filtration.

Mid lemon in colour, this wine has appealing citrus aromas, coupled with an underlying minerality. The palate is flavoursome, with a fresh acidity and an attractive sapidity.