Feudo Montoni

Sicily, Italy

Catarratto del Masso Sicilia DOC – 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Masso is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in the rocky-sandy stone with high components of iron. This strong mineral structure confers to the wine a particular sapidity and freshness.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Area of Production: Cammarata (Agrigento)

      Altitude: 700 meters (2,297 feet) above sea level

      Exposure: East-facing vineyard

      Soil Composition: Rocky, sandy, iron-rich

      Age of the Vineyard: 55 years old vines, grafted by hand onto wild plants

      Vine density: 2,600 vines per hectare (1,053 vines per acre)

      Training system: Bush vine

      Pruning system: Bush vine

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2021 vintage was marked with precipitation that was slightly lower than annual averages. Most of the annual rainfall was concentrated in the winter months and in early spring. Late spring and early summer were dry months, slowing down the vegetative phases of the vines. However, the entire vegetative process was accompanied by intense work in the vineyard and concluded regularly. Rainfall recommenced steadily in August and lasted throughout the harvest, which commenced in mid-September and lasted until the beginning of November. During the winter and spring, the temperatures were moderate, however during the summer months, cool nights offset higher-than-average hot summer days, allowing for an ample acidity to form in the grapes. The quantity of grapes produced was slightly superior to the 2020 vintage and the quality was positive.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in cement containers, in contact with the skins for a quarter of the fermentation process.
    • Aging: Sur lie with batonnage in cement containers for 6 months.
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.20 g/L
    • p H: 3
  • Tasting Notes

    • A golden color with lustrous, green reflections. On the nose, it presents delicate notes of bay leaf, wild fennel, orange flower blossom and Sicilian “lumie” lemons. On the palate, it is very fresh and persistent, with a long finish marked with notes of Sicilian bitter almonds.