An incredibly versatile white wine that can be enjoyed with a number of dishes. It’s classic notes of tropical fruit and green almond lend well to difficult to pair foods like artichoke and asparagus.
Catarratto is one of the most important indigenous grapes from the island of Sicily and the most widely planted. It is used in nearly every white blend on the island and produces a consistent, drinkable wine. We use the less common biotype called Catarratto Bianco Lucido which is known for making higher quality, elegant wines that are more complex, full of juicy acidity and pleasant minerality. Our north and east facing vineyards on Monte Bonifato is over 650m above sea level on pure calcareous rock with a very thin, poor topsoil.
Due Terre was founded by Alcamo native Vito Lauria and Californian wine enthusiast and merchant Catherine Stratton. Vito originally returned to Sicily in 2005 after achieving his Degree in Enology from University of Udine in 2003 and spending a few years working at wineries in Northern Italy. Upon returning he was determined to revitalise his family’s old winery in Alcamo and spent 5 years making improvements.
Due Terre is based on important, historic relationships that Vito has with small, family growers working organically on the varied sand and calcareous soils of Mt. Bonifato. All Due Terre wines are from certified organic growers who have been practising for many, many years and who have genuine engagement with the vines and love for their land. Wines are fermented on native yeast and guided into the bottle with the aim of letting the quality of the fruit speak without the need for manipulation or heavy sulphite doses.