Delightful, refreshing Sicilian white from vines 600 metres above sea level. The altitude and calcareous soils lend a lovely stony mineral crispness to the wine, while the old vines are 'albarello' or bush trained, giving mouthfilling concentration.
Sicily is blessed with more vineyards than Australia and has a great climate, too. Among the island's many local grapes is Catarratto, traditionally used in the production of Sicily's most famous wine, Marsala. However, Catarratto also makes quality table wines that are increasingly sought after, thanks to innovative winemakers like Francesco Asaro and Mattia Filippi. Their family owned vineyards lie at higher, cooler altitudes in the fertile Salemi and Trapani regions. Using fruit from old, low yielding vines, they craft this gorgeous, flinty Vitese Catarratto. It's the sort of wine you might well be served at a sunny Sicilian terrace bar. Very refreshing and eminently food friendly, it's particularly good with calamari or fish and chips.