Feudo Montoni

Sicily, Italy

Catarratto del Masso IGT Terre Siciliane – 2022

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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

    • Location: Area of Production: Cammarata (Agrigento)
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2022 vintage was characterized by climatic conditions that were favorable. The annual precipitation was above average and concentrated in the winter, early spring and in the autumn months, towards the end of the harvest. The abundance of rain and snowfall in the winter and early spring caused strong underground reserves of water, which nurtured the vines during the drier months. As rainfall was absent in the summer until mid-September, some areas of the vineyard nonetheless required supplemental irrigation. Temperatures were in line with annual averages and as typical of the land, cool nights offset the hot summer days, allowing for ample acidity to form in the grapes. The 2022 vintage bore excellent fruit, both in terms of quantity and quality.

  • 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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cataratto
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.0 g/L
    • p H: 2.9
  • 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.



  • Catarratto del Masso IGT Terre Siciliane — 2022 – Decanter – 90 Points

    “Bush vine Catarratto from Vigna del Masso, at 750 metres above sea level in Montoni in central Sicily, vinified with some skin contact in cement tanks. Peachy and floral, it has a slightly waxy quality , good intensity, and a touch of salinity to its pithy and peachy fruit. Vibrant finish.”

  • Catarratto del Masso IGT Terre Siciliane – 2022 – Vinous – 91 Points

    “Sweet honeyed florals, peaches and wet stone form an inviting bouquet as the 2022 Catarratto Masso wafts up from the glass. It's silky smooth yet has a contrasting salty tinge. Nectarine and spiced orange notes settle upon the senses. This tapers off spicy with a tropical flourish. The 2022 leaves the palate crisply refreshed.”

  • Catarratto del Masso Sicilia DOC — 2022 – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

    "Warmed pavement and garden hose give way to yellow peach and green apple on the nose before the palate gives more green apple, fresh and candied, before a salty, mineral finish.."