Synonyms: Catarratto; Catarratto Latino; Catarratteddu; Catarrattulu Nostru; Catarratto Amantiddatu, Catarratto Lustru, Catarratto Virdulicchiu, Catarratto Dattuliddu. The Catarratto comune is a variety long cultivated on the island. To repeat an affirmation of Count Gallesio (1937-1939): “it is to be considered a classic grape variety of Sicily”. Biundi (1852)

[caption id="attachment_10186" align="alignright" width="150"] Ian D'Agata[/caption] by IAN D’AGATA. Sicily’s red wines, even the good ones, carry a monkey on their shoulders. Namely, most people think of them as broad, fleshy behemoths sporting superripe if not downright overripe aromas and flavors and unwieldy alcohol levels. But this

DOC Sicilia - Alastro 2015 Planeta This was one of the first wines to have seen the light at lake Arancio near the town of Sambuca di Sicilia in 1995, together with some more renowned Chardonnay and Merlot. Alastro is a long-sighted, proud and dignified wine that