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Cortese, Nostru Organic Carricante 2021

Get to know: Cortese, Nostru Organic Carricante 

Tasting Note

This Carricante is a pale straw yellow, with some hints of green. The elegant bouquet is a combination of peach, apple, citrus fruits and blossom. The palate has a big structure, with excellent acidity and minerality. These characteristics give Carricante a particularly long finish.

The perfect accompaniment to a seafood menu: seafood antipasti, then crab linguine, followed by grilled fish.

Kate Says

"Cortese are a great bunch with good farming and consistent wines. Full of fresh stone fruits like peach and melon and a subtle creaminess, it’s really delicious as a medium-bodied, yet fresh and vibrant wine."

Producer Info

Cortese, produce wine in the most traditional and natural way to reflect the true character of the estate’s terroir and its grape varieties. Taking tradition as their inspiration, they employ ancient wine-making techniques such as fermentation in terracotta. The resulting wines reflect the combination of modern technology and traditional techniques, with every nuance of the terroir showing through.

Cultivated at about 400 metres above sea level. As it is so prolific, it is essential to focus a lot of attention on training the vines – which we do using the Guillotmethod. Strict pruning is also absolutely key in order to limit production. Grapes are hand-picked in the early part of September.

The vinification is carried out with minimum intervention in order to achieve maximum quality in the finished wine. Grapes are de-stemmed and very softly pressed with a pneumatic press. The must is decanted at low temperature for about 48 hours before staring the fermentation. When the fermentation is finished the wine is racked and kept on fine lees for at least 5 months.

Italy, Sicily

Carricante

12.50%

75cl

Organic

Vegan

Seafood

Dry

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