2017 Tenuta di Castellaro Bianco Pomice

Origin
Lipari, Sicily, Southern Italy & the islands, Italy ITALY
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Malvasia
Farming Style
organic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
ready
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
17.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, July 2018
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2017 Tenuta di Castellaro Bianco Pomice

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Julia Harding

60% Malvasia delle Lipari, 40% Carricante grown on sandy volcanic soils on the island of Lipari. Densely planted bush vines (9,000/ha). Direct pressing of grapes in pneumatic presses. No must clarification, only static settling at 16 °C, fermentation at about 20 °C in steel vats (Malvasia) and barrels (Carricante). Six months in barrels with lees stirring. The wine is decanted repeatedly to obtain natural clarification and then bottled. Intensely stony citrus entwined with a richer and lightly floral, stone-fruit aroma from the Malvasia. Creamy texture from the oak and lees but not in the least oaky, the breadth in the mouth also from the Malvasia, I think. This has fabulous depth and density and yet remains so fresh and refreshing with a long, stony but also crisply citrus finish, even a hint of orange pith on the finish and the merest suggestion of grainy texture like fresh pears. 17.5 points

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