Press Reviews

Cottanera Barbazzale Bianco Sicilia DOC

The Barbazzale Bianco is composed of predominantly Catarratto, the most typical, and widely planted, white grape variety in Sicily. As is characteristic of Catarratto wines, Barbazzale Bianco exhibits a pleasant freshness with delicate floral perfumes of wisteria and Scotch broom on a saline backdrop. Barbazzale is the name of the “contrada,” or wine district, in which the grapes are planted in the volcanic soil of Mt. Etna, lending a remarkable minerality to the wine.

James Suckling on 2020 vintage

Pretty nose with ripe pear, melon and a hint of chalk. Medium-bodied with a silky feel and plenty of minerally acidity pushing the clean fruit forward. Clean, flavorful finish. Catarratto with a dash of viognier. Drink now.

International Wine Review on 2019 vintage

Medium yellow straw. Shows notes of ripe lemon, lemon shavings, and lemon curd on the nose. Broad with good depth and lingering rich flavors that mirror the nose with good balancing acidity and a viscous persistence at the back of the palate. Predominantly made of Catarratto from the Barbazzale contrada with a dash of Viogner.

James Suckling on 2018 vintage

This shows a wealth of apricots, loquat, fresh herbs and chamomile. Medium to full body, loads of herbal and floral flavors and an oily, tangy finish. Drink now.

James Suckling on 2014 vintage

A complex white with lemon, cooked apple and light cream aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, flavorful and delicious. A beautiful blend of viognier and catarratto. Drink now.

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