Wine Cottanera, "Barbazzale" Bianco, Sicilia DOC
Reviews of purchase Cottanera, "Barbazzale" Bianco, Sicilia DOC
The wine is straw-yellow color with light green reflections.
Taste of wine is fresh and energetic, quite full-bodied, with hints of fruit, herbs, minerals and meadow flowers. Active acidity highlights the notes of mint and sage.
Delicate tones of wisteria, dried herbs, and an iodine supplemented with mineral nuances, opens aromatic composition being supplemented with attractive notes of pear and lemon.
The wine can be drunk as an aperitif, without accompaniment, as well as in combination with seafood, shellfish, fish, vegetables and cheese.
White wine "Barbazzale" is made from a blend of grape varieties Inzolia and Viognier acquiring exceptional concentration of fruit and shade thanks to unique mineral composition of the soil at the foot of Mount Etna, rich volcanic rocks. On its slopes you can often find bearded goats, which is reflected in the name of the wine: "Barbazzale" comes from the word "barbetta", which in Italian means "beard". The grapes are harvested by hand at the beginning of September and left after pressing for a day for cold maceration. Next, the wort is fermented in a stainless steel tank at a temperature of 17 ° C and kept at natural yeast for about 6 months in the same compartment. The filtered wine bottled.
The founder of the winery was Kottanera Guglielmo Cambria, who together with his brother Enzo in the early 1990s, broke in the place of the old walnut groves large vineyard. The name for the company he gave in honor of the ancient settlement, which was located along the banks of the River Alcantara, whose inhabitants were engaged in wine growing.
"We can not look into the future, but we can use the experience that we already have. Earth as my father taught me, is of paramount importance, since she is the beginning of everything and be what we will become in the future." This basic tenet of philosophy Guglielmo sought to pass on to their children, who after his death was at the helm of the family company. Mariandzhela, Francesco and Emanuele, dividing responsibilities, adhere to the principles of combining tradition and innovation both in production and in work in the vineyards. Pruning, leaf removal, thinning and harvest 65 hectares of their land going to a team consisting of 25 women. This is due to the fact that women's hands more gentle and protective of the vines, which has beneficial effects on the quality of the grapes.