Cortese Nostru Carricante
PRODUCER: Girelli is a big believer in organics, but he said that his first foray into organic farming methods caused consternation in the community. Girelli’s team took over the Cortese estate in 2016, initially planning to use its grapes to increase production for Santa Tresa. ‘But the first harvest quickly showed them that the grapes were totally different. The result is two ranges of wine. Top-end La Selezione is made from the estate’s oldest vines and includes the white Vanedda, a field blend of Cataratto and Grillo.
TASTING NOTE: Usually seen in Etna Bianco blends, Carricante takes a starring role in this organic white, with pretty aromatics of peach, apricot, stewed apple, citrus and blossom. There's a brisk acidity on the palate, with fresh notes of green apple and yellow citrus. A clean and mineral style, made with precision. Drinking Window 2018 - 2020.