the Sicilian indigenous grape by antonomasia. The Catarratto is a white grape and the most cultivated in Sicily. When grown in the lava soils of Mt. Etna, however , it does not have the bitter aftertaste sometimes found in much of the Sicilian continent.
Mineral, dry and intense aromas characterize this wine. We are sure that you will be won over by the pleasure of drinking this delicious white. It is a Sicilian classic that is taken to new heights by the soil of Mt Etna


Technical sheet

The wines of Monaci delle Terre Nere
DOC Sicilia
Varietals of grapes:
Catarratto 100%
Yield per hectare:
70 q/ha
Characteristics of the soil:
volcanic soil
eastern slope of Mount Etna, 500 meters a.s.l. to east
Average age of the vines:
10 years old; traditional “Alberello” and spurred cordon system
last decade of September
Vinification and ageing:
soft pressing, low temperature fermentation in steel vats. Follows stay on fine lees for about 6 months with frequent battonages. At the end of April, after bottling, it ages other 3 months in bottle.
deep yellow, limpid, brilliant
Delicate floral notes of white flowers and white pulp fruit, aromatic herbs
Fresh, savory, intense
Food matches:
Fish soups and stews, vegetable risotto, grilled seafood and fish
Suggested serving temperature:
10/12° C
Alcohol %:
13 %
Annual production:
800 bottles (0,75 l)