Cantine Barbera, Menfi Aremi Bianco Superiore 2017Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Catarratto (Orange Wine)
Marilena Barbera is proprietor and winemaker at Cantine Barbera, a boutique winery located in Menfi, on the Southwest coast of Sicily. Her family has been grape producers for three generations. From her grandfather who planted the first indigenous vineyards in the early 1920’s to her father who walked in his parent’s footsteps and selected the grape varieties which would best adapt to the land’s micro-climatic conditions. Her commitment is to produce high quality wines only with the grapes grown and selected in their 30 hectares in Tenuta Belicello, only a few steps away from the Mediterranean Sea while continuing to carry on her father’s dream.
This is made from Catarratto, one of Sicily’s main white varieties and comes from volcanic soil rich in minerals. The juice experiences 15 days of skin contact. The ageing process is 14 months on the lees done between stainless steel and untoasted Slavonian oak. This is a rich exuberant wine meant to be enjoyed with Mediterranean fare and enjoyed cool, not cold.