Distinctive Italian Whites
This bundle features very unique whites from three different regions. A very atypical and serious Sauvignon from Piemonte, a savoury and saline Tuscan blend, and an elegant expression of the rare variety Catarratto Extra Lucido from western Sicily.
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(Tuscany, Italy) Fattoria di Sammontana - Prunecchio 2019
An exciting blend of Trebbiano, Sauv Blanc, and Malvasia. The Trebbiano Toscano brings a saline and mineral edge, the Sauvignon brings freshness and texture, whilst the pinch of Malvasia adds a gorgeous aromatic lift. A refreshing wine that punches above its weight year after year. Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras (see the orange wine section).
(Piemonte, Italy) Cascina Zerbetta - Quattrocento 2019
Sauvignon Blanc grown on 'Terra Rossa', a heavy red clay that gives this wine concentration and texture but also a lovely saline edge. Stone fruits mingling with herbal notes and a light flinty toastiness (no oak used). Made by Paolo Malfatti, a Piemonte native who planted his vines on previously unused land in Monferrato in the late 90's. In this picturesque corner of Italy's Northwest, vines grow alongside organic hazelnuts and wild plants.
(Sicily, Italy) Valdibella - Isolano 2019
A crisp and precise white made from Catarratto Extra Lucido, a mutation of the local Catarratto variety. It has a lovely soft herbal aromatic, a lean body and crisp finish with a touch of salinity. The perfect accompaniment to seafood or curries. Made by the team at Valdibella, an impressive and inspiring cooperative based in Sicily's west who have a huge focus on biodiverse farmlands, an active social impact, and are part of the Addiopizzo anti-mafia movement.