Wine of the week: Mortellito releases

Hailing from the beautiful lands of Val de Noto in Sicily, Mortellito is a family-owned estate that sits on approximately 23 hectares with vineyards alongside almond and olive groves – all of which is organically farmed. Their goal is to ‘create wines that reflect the natural characteristics of the territory, wines with a distinct personality’, and it’s one that they absolutely nail with these delicious cuvées. These see no oak, and instead are fermented and matured entirely in stainless steel – bringing a transparent freshness to the wines.

2018 Mortellito ‘Calaiancu’ Bianco, $40
This little number is mostly Grillo with a 10% splash of Catarratto. Herbaceous aromatics with apricot kernel, pear, and meyer lemon, nice salinity and a savoury touch. Benefits from a quick decant and some air to really flourish and remind you of the sea.

2018 Mortellito ‘Calaniuru’ Rosso, $40
A blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola, which sees only four days on skins. Spritely and bright with rose petals, strawberry, raspberry, and a light lick of tannin. Perfect for those incoming balmy evenings.

Val de Noto (Sicily), prices as marked
Limited stock across stores, contact your local or email us at for availability

Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior