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Catarratto del Masso 2019 – Feudo Montoni

Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Catarratto del Masso
Variety composition: 100% Catarratto.
Alcoholic strength: 13% vol..
Vintage: 2019
Denomination: D.O.C. Sicily.
Production area: Cammarata (AG).
Soil composition: ferrous sandy rock.
Average vineyard altitude: 700 meters above sea level.
Exposure: east.
Age of vines: 55 years, from wild plants grafted by hand.
Training system: sapling.
Density: 2,600 plants per hectare.
Yield: 40 quintals per hectare.
Harvest period: September.
Vinification: fermentation in a concrete container in contact with the skins for a quarter of the fermentation.
Aging in bottle: Sur lies with batonnage in cement for 6 months.
Serving temperature: 12 ° -14 ° C

Catarratto del Masso 2019 - Feudo Montoni

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Visual exam
Clarity: crystal-clear
Color: straw yellow
Consistency: moderately consistent
Observations: lively with greenish reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity and mineral
Remarks: intense floral notes open the olfactory range, recalling notes of white flowers of yuzu and orange blossom, everything is accompanied by the scent of fruits, which suggest citrine hints of yellow grapefruit and lemon, but also other fruits such as white peach not too much ripe, noteworthy are the mineral connotations of brackish and medicinal herbs including sage and thyme.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: moderately warm
Polyalcohols: moderately smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: – – –
Minerality: mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: moderately balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: moderately long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: ready
Harmony: moderately harmonious
Notes: intense and pleasant aromas, fresh and savory taste with a good pseudo caloric sensation of return, good balance, but not perfect, right intensity, not particularly persistent.


Pairings: linguine with clams.

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Feudo Montoni
Contrada Montoni Vecchi
92022 Cammarata (AG)
Phone +39 091 513106

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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