Dea del Mare Catarratto/Pinot Grigio
A star in the making, this really was a very pleasant surprise. Catarratto is the massed produced grape you tended to get in those non-descript Italian ‘country wines’. In Sicily, mix it with Pinot Grigio, a grape with often uninspiring characteristics outside of the Alto Adige, and you get a wonderful lemony, slightly tropical fresh flavour. Very exciting both in taste and price.