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Catarratto Bianco

Catarratto Bianco is a grape variety native to the Italian island of Sicily. As a white variety, it is the most widely planted grape in Sicily, accounting for around 60 percent of the island's vineyard area. This grape is known for its ease of cultivation and intense aromas and flavors.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Catarratto Bianco produces medium-sized, pale green-yellow grapes with a thick skin. Wines made from this variety are usually light in color and body with aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits. On the palate, Catarratto Bianco wines have a pleasant acidity and minerality with subtle flavors of peach and apricot.

Fresh Catarratto Bianco grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Catarratto Bianco is widely planted and used for IGT wines in Sicily, notebly in the west coast of the island. It is permitted in Alcamo and for Etna DOC wines. Catarratto Bianco is a vigorous variety, meaning it requires careful pruning and moderate yields to produce quality wines. The grapes are usually harvested in late August, and the wines are often blended with other varieties like Grecanico and Inzolia. The single varietal Catarratto wines are gaining popularities in recent years among winemakers. Catarratto Bianco wines are produced in both dry and sweet styles. In Marsala, it is also used as a key ingredient for the famous fortified wine. Catarratto Bianco wines pair well with a wide range of food, thanks to its neutrality. From seafood and salad, to heavier fish or sauteed dishes.

Foods to pair with Catarratto Bianco:

Asian food
Pizza
Curry
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Catarratto Bianco
Catarratto Bianco is believed to be the same grape variety as Catarratto Lucido, which is widely planted in Sicily and other Italian regions.

Top Wines with Catarratto Bianco

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Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Bianco Natural

Eduardo Torres Acosta

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Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Bianco is a premium white wine produced by Eduardo Torres Acosta, a renowned winemaker from Sicily, Italy. The wine is made from grapes grown in the vineyards located on the northern slopes of Mount Etna, which is known for its volcanic soil and unique microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and purity of the fruit. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant blend of indigenous grape varieties, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. This wine is a perfect representation of the terroir and the winemaker's expertise, making it a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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Tasca d'Almerita Tenuta Regaleali Catarratto Antisa

Tasca d'Almerita

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Tasca d'Almerita Tenuta Regaleali Catarratto Antisa is a quintessential expression of Sicilian winemaking crafted by the esteemed Tasca d'Almerita family. This wine hails from the renowned Regaleali estate, nestled within Sicilia DOC. Cultivated in the estate's distinctive terroir, this Catarratto grape variety undergoes a traditional interpretation, resulting in the Antisa. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18 days at controlled temperatures, without undergoing malolactic fermentation, it then ages in steel tanks for four months, enhancing its aromatic complexity. With its elegant bouquet and smooth palate, this wine encapsulates the essence of Sicilian craftsmanship. The Regaleali estate's vast expanse, comprising diverse soils and elevations, contributes to the wine's unique character, making it a must-try for aficionados seeking a sensory journey through Sicily's viticultural heritage.
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Aldo Viola Biancoviola Natural

Aldo Viola

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Experience the essence of Sicily with Aldo Viola Biancoviola, a natural wine crafted from Grecanico Dorato, Grillo, and Catarratto grapes. Bathed in Sicilian sunshine, it exudes beautiful floral notes intertwined with hints of gentle nuttiness, yellow apple, and elderflower. Aldo Viola's expertise shines through in every sip of Biancoviola, showcasing the exceptional quality of grapes cultivated in ideal vineyard conditions. Meticulously crafted using a blend of traditional and modern techniques, this wine offers a harmonious balance of freshness and complexity. With vibrant flavors of citrus, tropical fruits, and a touch of minerality, Biancoviola promises a delightful white wine experience.
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Cottanera Barbazzale Bianco

Cottanera

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Cottanera Barbazzale Bianco is a distinctive Sicilian white wine, defying the typical Etna bianco conventions as it ventures beyond Carricante. Produced by Cottanera in the commune of Castiglione di Sicilia on the northern slope of Mount Etna, this wine emerges from the vineyards of Contrada Cottanera, standing at an altitude of 720 meters. A blend primarily composed of Catarratto, complemented by a touch of Viognier, this wine is a testament to the region's diverse terroir. With an average vine age of 15 years and low yields of 90 quintals per hectare, the vineyards are meticulously tended to with a cordon training system and a planting density of 5700 plants per hectare. The winemaking process involves cold maceration followed by static settling. Fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature of 16°C for 20 days, and the wine undergoes refinement in stainless steel on lees for approximately three months. Harvested manually in crates during the first decade of September, the grapes thrive in the unique volcanic-alluvial soils of the region. Cottanera Barbazzale Bianco is a harmonious blend that captures the essence of Sicily's northern Etna slopes, offering a refreshing and aromatic expression of the local varietals.
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