Mandrarossa `Ciaca Bianca` Fiano

£11.95
  • Mandrarossa `Ciaca Bianca` Fiano
  • Mandrarossa `Ciaca Bianca` Fiano

Mandrarossa `Ciaca Bianca` Fiano

£11.95

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Mandrarossa `Ciaca Bianca` Fiano is grown in a vineyard which enjoys the temperature modifying sea breezes.  Sicily is still a hot Mediterranean island though and the temperature change between night and day brought on by the close proximity to water helps to keep the grapes and therefore the wine fresh, enhancing the aromatic qualities.

The nose features that freshness from the start and fragrant aromas of jasmine, basil and grapefruit, tomato leaf and laurel follow in waves.  The palate is minerally, with hints of aromatic herbs such as oregano and mint, and excellent length.

Grape Fiano
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Herbaceous, Stone Fruits, Minerality
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Volume 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, OrganicSustainable


About the Producer and the Region

Sicily, at the toe of the Boot of Italy, is renowned for the quality and value for money of the wine it produces.  Indigenous white grapes such as Grillo, Inzolia, and Catarratto and black grapes like Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese and Frappato Nero are all capable of producing delicious wines.  Often they are blended together and sometimes alongside international varieties such as Syrah for the reds and Chardonnay for the whites.

First produced around the turn of the century, the Mandrarossa wines come from some of the best sites at Cantine Settesoli’s huge vineyards all located in South West Sicily and planted with over thirty different grape varieties.  With the use of modern vineyard soil mapping techniques the winemakers were better able to focus on the best sites for ripeness and quality.  With co-operative president Giuseppe Bursi taking leading from the front alongside consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini they have sought to improve the viticulture, which has resulted in better wines.  Working with soil specialist Pedro Parra and head winemaker Mimmo De Gregorio, Alberto has selected just over a thousand acres of vineyard for the production of the Mandrarossa wines.  The chosen vineyards are in close proximity to the sea, where the intense sunlight is moderated by sea breezes giving milder temperatures, and with a wide range of different soil types the factors combine to give Mimmo and Alberto the perfect ingredients for the wines they want to make.

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David McDowall

Excellent Fiano, great with pasta dishes or seafood.

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Brian Eddy
Mandrarossa, `Ciaca Bianca` Fiano

Medium yellow, fruity nose, fruit on the palate, medium length, nice wine.