Tenuta Castellaro, Bianco Porticello, Lipari, Italy 2017
Tenuta Castellaro’s vineyards cover the highest points of the island of Lipari and are just metres from the sea - albeit atop towering cliff – facing north towards the Aeolian islands of Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi.
The estate is planted with a selection of indigenous vines and managed along strict organic lines. Mechanized processes are excluded and the overall aim is to let the fruit and terroir shine with as little intervention as possible during the wine making process.
The Bianco Porticello is an unoaked blend of Carricante and Moscato Bianco. It is a superbly crisp and invigorating summer white - dry, minerally and zesty, with citrus and peachy fruit and somehow a sort of sea spray freshness.
Offered: June 2018
Vintage report: Yields down on 2016. A long, hot, dry summer produced concentrated whites, nonetheless with good freshness and acidity.
Drinking window: 2018 - 2020
Food matching: Delicious as an aperitif but would go very well with shellfish or antipasti.