PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES:
Colour: clear straw yellow with green highlights.
Bouquet: rich, intense, fruity.
Taste: dry, tangy, fresh and fruity.

RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE: 11° C.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Light hors d’oeuvres and all fish and shellfish dishes.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: Inzolia 50% - Catarratto 50%

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: North-West

Altitude: 300 m above sea level

Soil: Sandy-clay

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 2000

Harvest: August-September

Yield: 70 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, at controlled temperature in cement vats.

Ageing: 2 months in concrete vats and 2 months in bottles.

Capacity: 75 cl.

  • My thoughts
  • Prizes

Savory, fresh and light with character, dressed by a green label which highlights more its content.

This is a fresh wine, which should be consumed within two years. The name refers to my family's Spanish origins and we produce 75,000 bottles of it.

The grapes are Catarratto and Inzolia, fermented separately. The wines are blended in November.

So far this seems like technical information, but I was also asked to give my personal impressions in this page on the wines. I can tell you, then, that the effort we put into processing these grapes and producing this wine that is equal to, if not greater than, that for the production of more expensive wines. The reason is simple: this is the wine that is consumed most and therefore our largest production.

  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) - Alhambra Catarratto Inzolia 2013 - 86 Points
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) - Alhambra 2012 - 85 Points
  • Review by Monica Larner eRobertParker.com #, #212 (May 2014) - Alhambra Catarratto Inzolia 2013 - Rating: 86
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 - Alhambra 2011 - 85 Points