Lying close to the Mediterranean, in the historic wine growing region of Vittoria, Feudo di Santa Tresa’s vineyards benefit from cooling sea breezes. The estate’s soil consists of a layer of light, red sandy loam (terra rossa) resting on top of a limestone base, which helps retain vital water. In order to preserve this rich terroir
The combined natural aspects of a vineyard, such as climate, soil, sunlight, and water, that can have a major impact on the overall character and quality of a wine. While no direct English translation exists for this French term, it has long been adopted throughout the wine community.
, only natural techniques are used to assist cultivation. Cataratto is most commonly grown in Sicily and when cultivated carefully it yields fun, juicy, citrus-driven wines. With the addition of Pinot Grigio you get a mineral, nutty note to balance out the lush fruit.