2021 Calogero Caruana Cataratto
Calogero is one of the most exciting winemakers I met in Sicily. This young natural winemaker has planted his ancestral family lands in Monteallegro. He holds fewer than two hectares of vineyards that he planted himself- they are less than 2km from the sea and full of sand and limestone. Handpicked from two vineyards. The grapes from the younger vineyard are pressed immediately off their skins, while the 50 year old vines see one full day of skin-contact. 100% stainless steel. Organic, native yeast fermented, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Aromas of crisp green apples, white flowers and lime zest evolve from the glass. The texture steals the show, displaying a mineral-forward juicy-silky texture that rides a wave of mouth-watering acidity. The finish is lengthy, crisp and salty with hints of almond blossoms and citrus peel.