Award winning label and part of an exclusive range of top quality dual varieties straight from Sicily. Our 'Midweek Moments' favourite white!
Grape: Chardonnay, Grillo
Region: Sicily, Italy
Tasting notes/pairing options: This Hoopoe white is a blend of Chardonnay and Grillo, a Sicilian white grape. Aromas of orange blossom and kumquat plus just a touch of acidity, this refreshing, crisp, dry white wine is a perfect drink in the sun!
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.