2019 Ciello Catarratto
This wine comes from Cantina Rallo which has been making wines since the 1860’s. The Vesco family took over the cellar in the 90’s in the town of Alcamo, a small town between Palermo and Trapani in western Sicily. The grapes are sourced mostly from estate fruit, with other small organic farmers helping make up the balance. The Ciello line is named after a reference to Cielo of Alcamo, one of best-known poets of Sicily. Made from 100% Catarratto that is fermented in stainless after a very short maceration on the skins, this wine is unfiltered and made with naturally low levels of sulphur. Expressive notes of pink grapefruit and apple-skin show on the nose, followed by almond flavors and gentle saltiness on the finish.