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Catarratto Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane IGP

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Catarratto Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane IGP

Purato Catarratto Pinot Grigio is an organic Sicilian wine with a conscience. It is “Green to the Extreme” as it ticks each and every sustainable, eco-friendly box. Purato Pinot Grigio Catarratto is super-sustainable: carbon-neutral, vegan-friendly,and packaged purely in recycled & recyclable materials. At the same time, this is a quality, interesting , great value, authentic Sicilian white.

Grapes: 60% Catarratto 40% Pinot Grigio
Vineyard area: Both grape varieties are grown in organic vineyards in the Trapani area, which is north of Marsala, to the extreme west of the island. Trapani has long been known for the quality of its white grapes and is perfect for organic production. Vine training is the traditional Spalliera system. We have had great success with Pinot Grigio in Sicily and for best results it needs to be picked very early – in the first half of August. The Catarratto, on the other hand, is picked in the second half of September.

Vinification: The grapes are very gently pressed after de-stemming. The two different grape varieties are vinified separately. In each case fermentation taking around 3 weeks at a controlled temperature of around 18°C, with Catarratto taking a little longer than the Pinot Grigio. There is no malolactic, the two wines are blended together following fermentation and left on the fine lees until the end of the year.

Awards

YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2019INTERNATIONAL BIOWEINPREIS DEPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane IGP201890 points - GOLD MEDAL
2019GILBERT & GAILLARD INTERNATION CHALLENGE 2019FRPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane IGP2018GOLD medal
2018The Global Organic MastersUKPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2017silver medal
2017IWSCUKPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2016bronze medal
2017INTERNATIONAL BIOWEINPREISDEPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2016silver medal
2017Berliner Wine TrophyDEPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2016silver medal
2017The Global Organic MastersUKPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2016bronze medal
2016BioweinpreisDEPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2015gold medal
2016IWCUKPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2015commended
2016Decanter World Wine AwardsUKPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2015commended
2015IWSCUKPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2014bronze medal
2015Internationaler BioweinpreisDEPurato Catarratto Pinot Grigio2014gold medal