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Alhambra Catarratto Inzolia

2013 Rich, fruity nose with a slender mouthfeel, followed by a bright citrus note at the finish. It’s an easy-going wine to enjoy with appetizers, finger foods and all types of seafood.
$20.00 / Bottle   $240.00 / Case

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The heart of the estate is a small cluster of houses in Virzi’ (near Alcamo), rescued from decay and the devastation of the 1968 earthquake by founder Don Pietro dei principi di Spadafora, who also renovated olive groves and vineyards, where he introduced the major international varities. His work is being continued and finished off by his son Francesco, who in 1993 started vinifying on site. Today the property comprises 95 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of olive trees. All the grapes are grown organically on the estate and harvested by hand in order to arrive at the winery within fifteen minutes of cutting, in order to be processed immediately. Francesco follows every stage of production with keen enthusiasm and the results show in his lively wines.

Alhambra takes its name from the famous Alhambra palace near Granada (Spain) which is where a branch of the Spadafora family is believed to have originated (this Spanish influence is due to the Spanish domination over Sicily which lasted almost five centuries.

Simply called “Alhambra Bianco“, this is an all-Sicilian white blend of 50% Catarratto and 50% Inzolia, 100% certified organic. The result is a Sicilian wine to the core. The grapes are harvested by hand towards the end of August/beginning of September, then fermented with selected yeasts in concrete vats at controlled temperatures. The two varietals are vinified separately, then blended in November. The wine is aged 2 months in cement vats and 2 months in bottle.