Il Censo 2019 'Praruar' Skin Contact Catarratto, Terre Siciliane IGT
Item Number: 18043
Sub Region: Agrigento
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Catarratto
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sandy and iron-rich clay topsoil, volcanic bedrock
Winemaking Notes: This wine is produced exclusively from Catarratto grapes grown on the Il Censo estate outside of Palazzo Adriano. The vineyards are farmed organically, and grapes are harvested manually. The grapes maintain contact with the skins for two to three weeks with the length of the maceration depending on the vintage. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeast and without temperature control. The wine remains on its fine lees until bottled unfined and unfiltered. A small addition of sulfites is used only when necessary during aging and at bottling and changes vintage to vintage.
Tasting Notes: Praruar (meaning "golden" in the once locally spoken Greek and Albanian) is categorized as an orange wine. The nose includes aromas of the local volcanic subsoil, nuts, fennel, orange peel, apricot, herbs with slight saltiness, and iron. The palate is similar in flavor and wonderful grip/tannin that balances nicely with the acidity. The finish is boasting with flavor.
Fun Fact: Catarratto is Sicily's most widely planted grape variety, primarily found in the provinces of Agrigento, Trapani, and Palermo.