2019 Elios Modus Bibendi “Katamacerato”

Article number: Elios Katamac
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The Elios guys have done it again: outstanding skin-contact wine from old-vine (35+ years old) Catarratto grown in chalky clay soils in Monreale, Sicily. The grapes are hand-harvested, see 7 days of skin contact (the grape skin is thick and will extract too much if not treated carefully), wild-yeast fermented in stainless, then aged in stainless for 7 months with light batonage. It is then bottled unfined, unfiltered, and barely sulfured, to reveal a gloriously textured, deliciously expressive wine. Considering how most Catarratto is over-produced and makes insipid wines, this represents a cut from the past (ergo the katana slicing the grape).
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