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Giuseppe Cipolla

Giuseppe Cipolla Passofonduto Vino Bianco 'Solfare' 2021


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Type: Orange Wine

Grape: Grillo/Cataratto/Other Varieties

"Solfare" refers to naturally-occuring sulfur in local soils (there were sulfur mines in the region in the distant past).

Organic farming. The grapes are destemmed, macerated for one day on their skins in fiberglass, then fermented and aged half in stainless steel and half in French oak. Minimal sulfur is added. About 5% of the blend comes from aromatic white grapes that winemaker Giuseppe Cipolla does not know the name of. 

Golden in color, with rich aromas of white flowers, savory apple, dried apricots, smoke and spice. The palate is round and herbal, with stone fruits, candied lemons, and a saline edge. Excellent structure, with medium acidity and tea-like tannins.