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Ciàtu, 2018

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Sicily - Italy
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From the Grower
"Unrefined and unfiltered, Ciàtu is an inky and impenetrable red wine with a seamless presentation of dark fruit aromas. It has a sour point of blackberry that stands out against exotic layers of fine herbs, spices and sea brine. Its captivating palate is juicy and fresh, with smooth silky tannins, a well-integrated acidity and a long finish."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic (certified)
  • Grape Percentage: Alicante 100%
  • Average age of vines: 18
  • Soil type: Calcareous, Clay
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 34 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual sugar: 3 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Bottle weight: 400

Additional Information

Grapes are handpicked at the end of August. The wine ferments spontaneously with the skins for 15 days in one neutral Slavonian oak tank, with manual punching downs. After malolactic, the wine refines for further 6 months in the same oak tank and for one year in bottles. It can age for years, acquiring complexity and finesse.
My name is Marilena Barbera, and I am proprietor and winemaker at my boutique winery based in Menfi, Sicily. I believe in organic viticulture and agro-homeopathic protection of my vines, and I strive to make wine in a natural way, respecting the main elements that make terroir here so special: the sun, the ocean and the sea breeze. I use wild yeast for all fermentations - both spontaneous and from pied-de-cuve - and avoid any additives and winery practices the may alter the influence of terroir, and the personality of each grape variety. My wines do not contain GMO, nor animal derived elements, and are suitable for vegans. I do not use concentration, micro-oxygenation or other invasive procedures: my wines are not fined, stabilization is performed by only using cold temperature, filtration is very gentle (never below 5 micron) or totally avoided, and sulfites are always at the minimum possible level. All processes are monitored in order to implement quality and traceability, and to guarantee environmental respect.
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