Catarratto is Fabio Ferracane's flagship variety and the Guanciabianca is a brilliant introduction. The vines for this are rooted on a plateau 160 metres above sea level in very calcareous soil. In view of the very high temperatures around Marsala, especially in summer, limestone provides a certain tautness, which adds to the generally low acidity and ensures a focused and clear structure.
The Guanciabianca is matured in steel tanks. Fabio refrains from fining and filtration of any kind, adding a little SO2 depending on the vintage.
The Guanciabianca combines fullness and freshness. It smells and tastes of ripe fruit, almonds, yeast and blossoms and has vigour and vitality. Although it is Fabio's base, the wine should mature brilliantly.
Grape variety: Catarratto
Vineyard: Situated at around 160 metres, predominantly limestone
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts, two-day maceration on the skins
Ageing: in steel tanks
SO₂: < 25mg/l
Alcohol content: 13% vol.
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 10-12 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2027
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€21.12/l)
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