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Cantina Marilina Fedelie Bianco Frizzante Ancestrale Terre Siciliane IGP 2017

Estate: Cantina Marilina is an organic winery located in southeastern Sicily, with vineyards in 2 appellations; Noto DOC and Eloro DOC. Founded in 2001, today the winery is headed by sisters Marilina and Federica Paternò. Surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife sanctuaries, the sisters are steadfast in their determination to use low intervention, traditional, environmentally friendly methods to craft natural wines with a “strong territorial identity”. The wine bottles carry “zero environmental impact: light glass, natural cork stopper, recycled natural paper label and no capsule”.

Philosophy: Absolute respect for the earth.

Winemaking: All wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, un-refrigerated and lightly filtered with natural products, suitable for vegans. Hand harvested grapes are from vineyards in the Noto region, in white, calcareous soil. Vinified in concrete tanks, then Méthode Ancestrale, [or Pétillant Naturel] is employed, bottling is before the end of fermentation, with the wine finished in the bottle.

Tasting Notes: Deep gold in colour with aromas of honey, apricot, peach, ginger, caramel, chamomile and sea spray. Peach, apricot, ginger, honey, saline minerality and a trace of herbaceousness are buoyed by fresh acidity and subtle, soft bubbles. Butterscotch and dried apricot linger on the lengthy, velvety finish. Engaging, expressive, fantastic on its own or with a wide variety of fresh dishes.

100% Moscato di Noto
Terre Siciliane IGP
Sicily
Italy
Estate Bottled by Paternò Marilina
14% Alcohol
$15

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