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Cantina Marilina ‘Fedelie’ Bianco Frizzante Ancestrale Terre Siciliane IGP NV

Estate: Cantina Marilina is an organic winery located in southeastern Sicily, with vineyards in 2 appellations; Noto DOC and Eloro DOC. Founded in 2001 by Angelo Paternò, today the winery is headed by his daughters, 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, organic, 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. Labeled Non Vintage, it is from the 2018 harvest.

Tasting Notes: Gold in colour, with aromas of apple, lemon, a trace of chamomile and wisp of sea spray. Creamy red apple, a squeeze of lemon and a shake of nutmeg are accented by fresh acidity. Saline minerality and clover honey infuse the lengthy, dry finish. Engaging, fresh and succulent.

100% Moscato Bianco
Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Bottled by Paternò Marilina
14% Alcohol

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