Cataratto has always been the workhorse among the island's white grape varieties, and you could taste it. Only recently have there been a small number of winegrowers who have really got to the bottom of the character of Catarratto and are breaking new ground.
Aldo Viola is setting completely new standards with his Shiva.
It is a selection of the best Cararratto grapes and is only produced every few years. The cultivation is characterised by a lot of manual and careful foliage work.
Only around 300g of grapes are harvested per vine. After gentle pressing for six hours, the wines are fermented spontaneously and then matured in wood. The wine is then bottled unfiltered and unsulphurised.