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Hoopoe Pinot Grigio/Catarratto (75cl)

£10.25 GBP

Award winning label and part of an exclusive range of top quality dual varieties straight from Sicily. Our 'Midweek Moments' favourite white!

Grape: Pinot Grigio 70%, Catarratto 30%

Region: Sicily, Italy

Alcohol: 13.5%

Tasting notes/pairing options: This Hoopoe white is a blend of 70% Pinot Grigio and 30% Catarratto, a true Sicilian grape. It is very fruity, fresh and zingy in the mouth, full of ripe peach and apple flavours. 

Organic, low sulphur, suitable for vegans

 

The producer/the estate:

Cantine Colomba Bianca founded in 1970 as a cooperative of growers from the south-west of Sicily in the province of Trapani. Cantine Colomba Bianca is the largest wine cellar in the country with 2,118 member growers who cultivate about 8,100 Ha. of vineyards in the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento. Currently 10% of their growers are certified organic and year by year this percentage is growing. The main white grape varieties grown are Grillo, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia, Chardonnay, Viognier, Zibibbo, Fiano and Sauvignon Blanc, the reds are: Nero d'Avola, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frappato, Sangiovese, Perricone and Nerello Mascalese. The vineyards are located in areas with a wide diversity of soils and climate and are found from the coastal areas up to an altitude of 600m. Each of the five wineries are carefully selected for the processing of specific varieties, this allows them to better express the individual potential quality of the grapes and the areas and microclimates that they come from. The grapes are hand harvested in small crates so as to avoid damaging them prior to fermentation.