Cortese Nostru Carricante 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.
The vinification of Carricante is carried out on the principle of minimum intervention in order to achieve maximum quality in the finished wine. Grapes are de-stemmed and very softly pressed with a pneumatic press. The must is decanted at low temperature for about 48 hours before staring the fermentation, which is carried out at 17-19C° for about 20 days. When the fermentation is finished the wine is racked and kept on fine lees for at least 5 months.
Elegant aromas and flavours of peach, apple, citrus fruits and blossom. The palate has excellent acidity, minerality and 'sapidity' and these characteristics give Carricante a particularly long finish.
Grapes: Carricante 100%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes