This is richer, more decadent Catarratto with some extended lees contact, from an organically farmed vineyard at over 1500 ft of elevation. The result is a zesty, citric white with enough texture for a wide variety of foods. Viola is a master of zero-zero production, elevating his local grapes into something familiar, yet indescribably unique.
The vineyards are located in 2 areas, the first in Pietra Rinosa close to Alcamo in the north-western tip of Sicily, where the soil is made of clay and the vineyards sit at 200m above sea level, taking a large influence from the ocean. The second asea is in Fastuchera, where the vineyards are higher, at 400 meters. The soil is calcareous, producing finer, more mineral-driven wines.