Grape Variety: Cataratto
Producer: Sergio Drago
Region: Alcamo, Sicily, Italy
Wild Scale: 3/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Cataratto grapes grown at 900m above sea level were hand harvested. 15 day maceration period, fermentation with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Aged in tank on the lees for 8 months. Bottled with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: Orange wine that is crips and clean with a delightful herbal character that balances perfectly with orange skin and apricot fruit flavours. Almost vermouth-like but fresher. Can work with food or by itself.
Notes on the Winemaker: Sergio Drago worked in conventional wineries before buying his own plots in 2017 and using his experience to go in a totally different direction. He farms 5 hectares organically and uses no additions in the winery. He was inspired after working closely with Alessandro and Aldo Viola who he still remains in close contact with.