2021 Feudo Montoni Catarratto Masso
Feudo Montoni enjoys a long history in the Valledolmo region of central western Sicily. Their cellars are housed in the baglio (typical Sicilian court square building) built by the noble Arogenese family in 1469. The property was purchased by current owner and winemaker Fabio Sireci’s grandfather Rosario in the late 1800s.
This Catarratto comes from the ‘Masso’ cru, which is one of the highest vineyards on the Feudo Montoni Estate at 700m and named because of its rocky-sandy soil. The vines are aged between 55 and 60 years old but have been grafted onto very old bush vines producing fruit that’s dense and full flavoured. This iron rich soil contributes to a wine that is intensely fresh and mineral. After concrete fermentation, the wine is kept on lees for 6 months with some batonnage before being bottled.
Brilliant very pale straw colour with a greenish glimmer to the edges and a watery hue. Streaming from the glass are pronounced lime and green apple scents infused with fresh herbs and wet slate followed by some pear and flinty mineral notes. Boasting terrific flavour intensity, fresh lime, green apple and pear fruits are delivered with mouth watering tension. Infusions of fresh herbs, wet slate, mineral and faint almond characters are also present. Finishes dry and crisp with energized acidity and a long super scrumptious aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.