MONREALE BIANCO | VIGNA DI MANDRANOVA

In the most ancient vineyards of the estate, on the hill overlooking Mandranova plain,  Monreale Bianco Vigna di Mandranova reveals its full potential in one of its highest expressions.

WINE TYPE

White – DOC Monreale – BIO

 

GRAPE TYPE

100% Catarratto Extra Lucido

 

SERVING TEMPERATURE

10 – 12°C

 

SUGGESTED GLASS

medium size tulip-shaped glass to fully enjoy the bouquet

 

BEST WITH

incomparable with spaghetti ai ricci di mare (sea urchins)

 

Masterly mix between the potential of grape variety and peculiarities of territory, Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova is an elegant wine, to be uncorked in special moments. Seductive and harmonious in its fruity and floral bouquet, it will pleasantly surprise you with its spicy and mineral ending.

Straw yellow with bright green reflections.

AdC_olfatto@2xThe fruity and floral bouquet, with hints of white flowers,
lemon peel and green apple is complemented by a spicy and mineral
finish, in which emerge notes of white pepper and flint.

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Despite the large entrance and the remarkable structure,
the high acidity makes it extremely balanced and upright. striking in its
persistence.

Monreale Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova 2020

  • 93 Points – DoctorWine Guida Essenziale Vini d’Italia 2022
  • 92 Points – Vinous
  • 92 Points – Falstaff Sizilien Trophy
  • Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards

 

Monreale Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova 2019

  • 93 Points – DoctorWine Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2021
  • 91 Points – Falstaff Sicilia Trophy
  • 4 Foglie – Guida Vini Bio

Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova 2018

  • Tre Bicchieri – Vini d’Italia 2021 Gambero Rosso
  • Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • 90 Points – Vinitaly International Wine Guide 5 StarWine The Book Wine Without Walls
  • Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 4 Stars – Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021 Touring Club Italiano
  • Red Award – The Wine Hunter Award Merano Wine Festival
  • Foglia d’Oro – Guida Vini Bio

Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova 2017

  • Tre Bicchieri – Vini d’Italia 2021 Gambero Rosso
  • 91 Points – Vinous
  • 91 Points – Falstaff
  • 91 Points – DoctorWine Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2020
  • Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 3 Stars – Vinibuoni d’Italia 2020 Touring Club Italiano

 

Catarratto Vigna di Mandranova 2016

  • Tre Bicchieri – Vini d’Italia 2018 Gambero Rosso
  • Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Red Award – The Wine Hunter Award Merano Wine Festival
  • 89 Points – Vinous

Soil composition | hilly, sandy-loam with medium presence of skeleton

Altitude | 450 meters above sea level

Age of vines | 1988

Production area | Contrada Mandranova in the Camporeale countryside

Training system | espalier training with Guyot pruning

No. of vines/hectare | 4.000

Yield/hectare | 7.0 tonnes

Harvest period | last week of September with manual harvest and grape selection

Crushing | the grapes are destemmed and cooled, then softly crushed in absence of oxygen

Alcoholic fermentation | 15 days, in steel tanks, at low temperature (14-15 °C)

Ageing |12 months in steel tanks on the fine lees at 10-12 °C, a little part of the mass remains 12 months in 600-liter French oak tonneau

Bottle ageing | at least 6 months at controlled temperature (18 °C)