About the wine
From western Sicily, near Salemi - an hour-ish jaunt from Marsala - Fabio Ferracane serves up a delightful and well-executed Cataratto. His ~50-year-old family vines are hand-harvested in early September, then given a mere 2 days of skin contact before pressing, followed by 7 months of maturation sur lie. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and SO2-free.
The Producer: Fabio Ferracane
The formal education he received emphasized that wine is fundamentally a biochemical process. Yet, amidst his academic pursuits, a profound personal revelation surfaced. He realized that he didn't quite fit the mold of the meticulous winemaker tinkering in the cellar, manipulating chemicals, and orchestrating complex blends. This role didn't resonate with his true self.
His epiphany, nurtured by his oenological endeavors, revolved around a steadfast belief - authentic wine transcends the boundaries of mere chemistry; it embraces the concept of terroir. For Fabio, his identity as a winemaker became intrinsically tied to the vineyard, where he assumed the role of a guardian, responsible for nurturing and organizing its bountiful harvest. Armed with an intimate understanding of fermentation chemistry, he honed his skill in selecting grapes with meticulous precision. As he tasted those grapes, an innate knowledge of the perfect moment for harvest revealed itself.
With his precious grape harvest in tow, Fabio ventured into the cellar, always guided by a philosophy that champions natural processes. Through this approach, he has sculpted wines that authentically capture the essence of the land he proudly calls home. It stands as his unique tribute to his family's enduring legacy and a heartfelt commitment to carrying forward the rich tradition of winemaking.
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