Baglio Artico, Catarratto

Baglio Artico, Catarratto

By Pete's Provisions

€23,50

WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE

A sublime orange wine produced from organic Cataratto, farmed in Sicily. Three days of skin maceration give a glorious orange hue, subtle spice character and sweet, summery fruits. A great intro to the skin contact style, without being too weird!

ABOUT THE WINERY

This comes from the Ciello stable. They’re an awesome organic/natural producer operating in Sicily, crafting extremely high quality yet affordable natural wines. This used to be a fairly commercial operation once upon a time, but the past few generations have moved firmly toward organics and sustainability. They’re located in the western part of Sicily, with vineyards planted at altitude allowing for a natural preservation of acidity that’s often missing from wines produced in warmer climates. This is produced from Cataratto, a variety that lends itself well to skin contact fermentation with its natural citrus based fruit profile and gives a lovely amber hue to the colour. Loads going on in the glass. Aromatically it’s very prominent, with peachy and citrus tang (grapefruit and orange rind) launching out. Lovely grip on the palate, with orange wines you do want to feel a bit of tannin and texture, and then this nice, saline finish. It’s good by itself but really comes into its own with some savoury foods paired alongside.. Or just a big bowl of pasta!

WINE STATS

Producer Baglio Artico
Year 2020
Region Sicily 
Country
Italy
Styles

Orange

Size 750ml
Closure Cork
Alcohol
13%
Varieties
Catarratto

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