Cortese Vanedda Bianco Organic



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Azienda Agricola Cortese is Stefano Girelli’s new estate in Sicily, in the South East near Ragusa. Cortese has a rich history in winemaking, and under Stefano’s guiding hand, has been brought back to life.

Cortese farms in a traditional way, using organic farming techniques from a time where organic was not a choice, but the only option. The dry, sun drenched Sicilian climate provides perfect conditions for organic farming. No chemical fertilisers or pesticides are used. Biodiversity is encouraged. Traditional winemaking techniques are also adopted, such as fermentation in terracotta.

After hand harvesting, the grapes are refrigerated for 24 hours. The grapes are de-stemmed then fermented on their skins for at least 2 days, before completing the fermentation in oak barrels. After fermentation the wine is allowed to rest on the lees for at least 7 months and is aged in bottle for 6 months before release. This is a serious wine with limited availability: only 3,200 bottles were produced!

Intense golden colour with tropical fruit flavours and a hint of vanilla and spices. Rich on the palate with crisp acidity.

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily
Grapes: Grillo, Catarratto
ABV: 13% 
Volume: 75cl 
Vintage: 2019
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes 
Suitable for Vegans: 

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