Mandrarossa, 'Urra di Mare', Sauvignon Blanc, 2018, Sicilia DOC, Italy


A very elegant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from Sicily. It's from the area of Menfi and benefits from the fact Sicily doesn't have as strict an appellation law system as mainland Italy, and therefore can come under the Sicilia DOC label. Not that it makes much difference because this wine is made to be different. Fresh cut grass aromas with floral hints and good citrus punch. Lively, long, and refreshing. There's a little more weight to the wine, and would suit a Sauvignon Blanc fan wanting to try different styles!

First produced in 1999, the Mandrarossa wines come from a selection of the best sites from Cantine Settesoli’s 6,000 hectares of vineyard, situated in southwestern Sicily and planted with 32 different grape varieties. Under the leadership of co-operative president Giuseppe Bursi, consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini has sought to improve viticulture, which in turn has resulted in better wines. Working with soil specialist Pedro Parra and head winemaker Mimmo De Gregorio, Alberto has selected 500 hectares of vineyard for the production of the Mandrarossa wines.

Producer: Mandrarossa

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan, Sustainable Practice