Sicilia DOP, Italy
The vineyards this wine is grown in are in the sandy soils of Alcamo, west of Palermo, nearly 300m above sea level. It's made from 100% of the local variety Catarratto which, when ripe, is picked early in the day to keep the acidity and freshness needed to make a bright and crunchy wine. It undergoes a short maceration on its skins which adds an extra depth of flavour and golden tinge to the colour. Clean and fresh and with a complexity and depth way beyond its price point it's full of ripe citrus and stone fruit, minerality, with notes of spice and herbs and a great balance.
This absolutely crushes its price point.