Centopassi, Catarratto Terre Rosse di Giabbascio 2018Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Centopassi is the winemaking entity of the Consorzio Libera Terra Mediterraneo Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, a group of social co-operatives that cultivate lands seized from the mafia in Sicily. The cooperative oversees 94 hectares of vineyard area. Giovanni Ascione of Nanni Copè oversees the winemaking operation. The Upper Belice Corleonese area is particularly well suited to producing high-quality wines. Limestone peaks pop up along the highlands, and Mediterranean breezes keep the vines healthy. These high-altitude vines produce elegant, fresh, drinkable wines. In January, Decanter magazine said “On Sicily, Centopassi is the star. Not only does it make excellent, high-altitude wine, but it does so with grapes grown on land once owned by the Sicilian mafia...It’s remarkable what altitude can do.”
Contrary to the wine sounding like it’s red, the Catarratto is a white wine that comes from the “terre rosse” soils, which are red in color. Ageing of this wine is completed mostly in stainless steel, though a small bit is aged in clayver, a small stoneware container.