Forza della Natura, Orange Catarratto, Sicily, Italy, 2021
(at Waitrose Cookery School, Finchley Road, London, 11 May 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2023
Sicily's white grape Cataratto can be fairly anodyne, but here it's given a new lease of life as an orange wine. Around 10% of the blend underwent 12 days skin contact during fermentation, giving the wine its pale amber colour and phenolic grip. Unfined and unfiltered, this displays orange blossom, marmalade and some spice. A great introduction to the orange wine style, and great value.
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