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2016 Il Censo 'Praruar' Catarratto

Sicily, Italy

A full flavoured orange wine with propelling sophisticated aromas of dried quince tempered by a savoury edge. Dry, light with a mild orange peel on the nose. Pale floral taste throughout. Ripe apricots with tannin and a chalky finish. Made from 100% Catarratto which was picked in the first week of October. Spontaneously fermented on its skins for 21 days with out any additions, temperature control or sulphur additions. An explosive wine of power and interest.
Vendor
Il Censo
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  • VINEYARD HEALTH
    Biodynamic
  • YEAST
    Wild
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About the maker

Located close to the Sicilian town of Palazzo Adriano, Gaetano Gargano’s family have owned the ‘Il Censo’ property for over 200 years.

Originally producing olives, grains, legumes and vines which were planted to Malvasia Nera & Perricone varieties. With the counsel of Giampiero Bea, the Gargano family has replanted hillside vineyards to two local grape varieties: Cataratto (white) and Perricone (black), also known in local dialect as “njuro cani” (black dog). The vineyard is managed organically, comprised of 5 hectares at a cracking 700 meters altitude, giving way to striking acidity and protecting the wines from any volatility.
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