Pale straw in colour, this wine has attractive citrus notes of lemon and lime, coupled with white flowers. It is dry and fresh on the palate with plenty of grapefruit flavours and an underlying salty, minerality.
Palmento Bianco is a field blend of organically grown, indigenous Sicilian white grapes, mainly grown high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily. All the fruit was hand harvested from different vineyards. The 2021 is made of 40% Carricante, grown in the Contrada Crasa.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed into a large used oak cask where fermentation took place spontaneously. The Catarratto was also whole bunch pressed and fermented in a chestnut wood cask. The Grillo (30%) was macerated for a week on skins and then pressed into a large chestnut cask. The wines were fermented to dryness, underwent malolactic fermentation and were then blended late November. The finished wine remained on light lees and was bottled in February 2022 without fining or filtration.