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Tenuta di Castellaro

Tenuta di Castellaro - Bianco Pomice, Lipari, Italy (2022)

Tenuta di Castellaro - Bianco Pomice, Lipari, Italy (2022)

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Pink grapefruit, ripe Asian pear, wet stone and pomelo. The palate is fresh and lively, but with richness to keep it from being too nervy. It is dry, but there is a fairly good amount of primary fruit along with that telltale Lipari Island saltiness.

REGION Italy > Sicily > Lipari
GRAPE(S) Malvasia delle Lipari 60%; Carricante 40%
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 13%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
Hand harvested, indigenous yeasts fermentation, bâtonnage for six months in old oak barrels from high-elevation vineyards on sandy volcanic soils. Lipari is a volcanic island in the Aeolian archipelago a few hours off the north coast of mainland Sicily, known mostly for its tiny production of sweet passito wines made from dried Malvasia delle Lipari grapes. 


Massimo Lentsch, a businessman from Bergamo founded Tenuta di
Castellaro with his wife Stefania Frattolio in 2006.  The vineyards are surrounded on all sides by the Aeolian sea, where vines shared the volcanic soil with robust caper plants. 

The estate is a member of the I Vigneri (as signaled by the gnarled old vine embossed on the bottle), a winegrowers' guild that dates back to 1435 but was resurrected by Lentsch's consultant Salvo Foti, the godfather of low-intervention wine in Sicily, and missionary for high-density bush vines.

The winery itself has zero impact on the environment by utilizing solar and wind power. 

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