Giato Bianco, Centopassi (White Wine)
Giato Bianco is a Sicilian white wine, a blend of Grillo 60% and Catarratto 40% produced by the cooperative Centopassi. Under the banner of Libera Terra, Centopassi cultivates land and vineyards that have been confiscated from the Mafia. Centopassi is the viticultural soul of the social cooperatives.
On the nose this wine has scents of wildflowers and Zagara with hints of Mediterranean herbs. Flavours of citrus fruits with a strong mineral profile. On the palate freshness is accompanied by savoury notes and a followed through with a long lasting finish.
Grown following Organic practices. Using the Guyot training method and planted to a density of 0.85 x 2.40. Harvest commences at the beginning of September when the grapes reach perfect ripeness, all the grapes are carefully selected and hand picked. Fermentation in stainless steel and a further 5 months refinement in stainless steel after ferment.
This wine is dedicated to the memory of Mafia victims and to those who actively demonstrate opposition to Sicilian criminal organisations through their work and on a daily basis. All of Centopassi vineyards are organically farmed and certified and are located in the Belice Corleonese, a site particularly suited to the production of high quality wines. The soils are rich in calcaire, and the vines are located high enough above sea level to keep them fresh and interesting. Yields are kept extremely low. Centopassi comprises of 94 hectares of confiscated Mafia land turned vineyards.
The brave work undertaken by Centopassi helps create lawful work for locals and ensures good wages in addition to benefits access, such as healthcare and pensions. Not only is this project exceedingly noble but the wines are fantastic too. These products allow customers the ability to support this cause and aid in breaking the mafia’s local control.
Food Pairing – Most starters can be happily complemented by this white, while pasta with seafood is a highly successful pairing.
Serves: 6 x 125ml glasses
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place
- Grillo: 60%
- Catarratto: 40%
- 13% Alcohol content