Il Censo

Praruar Terre Siciliane Catarratto

9.295 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Catarratto
Top Notes For
Kyle Groombridge

Wow, just as good as last time.. orange wines are definitely growing on me. Loads of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg-esque baking spices on the nose. Dried apricot, lychee, and browned butter. The palate is creamy but fresh at the same time - notes of peaches, more apricot, orange peel.. really cool stuff. Cataratto from Mt. Etna

Wow, just as good as last time.. orange wines are definitely growing on me. Loads of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg-esque baking spices on the nose. Dried apricot, lychee, and browned butter. The palate is creamy but fresh at the same time - notes of peaches, more apricot, orange peel.. really cool stuff. Cataratto from Mt. Etna

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2018
Raymond Domenico

Must say, this is just like the wines we produce. Knew it was gonna be orange, didn't know it would look just like Balistreri Orange wines; how grandpa, the Sicilian, makes them. Lots of honey and petrol on the nose, pallet is heavy with burnt honey, walnuts, husk and rustic citrus. Dry and traditional like grandpa makes em. Alcohol shows through nicely.

Must say, this is just like the wines we produce. Knew it was gonna be orange, didn't know it would look just like Balistreri Orange wines; how grandpa, the Sicilian, makes them. Lots of honey and petrol on the nose, pallet is heavy with burnt honey, walnuts, husk and rustic citrus. Dry and traditional like grandpa makes em. Alcohol shows through nicely.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.2

Anyone drinking Balistreri whites will feel right at home with this guy. Classic orange white color with tangerine bitterness on the finish, and a beautiful nose of citrus fruits.

Anyone drinking Balistreri whites will feel right at home with this guy. Classic orange white color with tangerine bitterness on the finish, and a beautiful nose of citrus fruits.

Apr 14th, 2015
Daniel Schniepp

Super fun skin contact (orange) wine from Sicily. Toasted nuts and burnt orange zest explode out of the glass. On the palate, prickly tannin zesty acidity and a long complex finish. Super fun getting lots of oxidized notes from these skin contact bottles. Really pairs with a lot of foods in particular spicy ‘nduja pizza 🤌👌

Super fun skin contact (orange) wine from Sicily. Toasted nuts and burnt orange zest explode out of the glass. On the palate, prickly tannin zesty acidity and a long complex finish. Super fun getting lots of oxidized notes from these skin contact bottles. Really pairs with a lot of foods in particular spicy ‘nduja pizza 🤌👌

Dec 29th, 2021
Tiffany Nicole

Intense skin contact (20 days) catarrato from Sicily. Not my fav orange.

Intense skin contact (20 days) catarrato from Sicily. Not my fav orange.

May 28th, 2019
Ra
10

5/27 All Time

5/27 All Time

May 28th, 2019
Christine Speidel

Yum

May 23rd, 2019
Lev Markov

Delicious multi layered orange wine

Delicious multi layered orange wine

Feb 15th, 2019
Dmitri

Orange, funky, slightly metallic but lightens to an apricot flavor

Orange, funky, slightly metallic but lightens to an apricot flavor

Aug 25th, 2018
Jill Martin

Honey, peach blossom and apricot, with clear skin contact (in a good way!) High acidity and low RS makes it a good pairing for food. Nice sub for rose if you’re tired of rose and want something fresh and structured.

Honey, peach blossom and apricot, with clear skin contact (in a good way!) High acidity and low RS makes it a good pairing for food. Nice sub for rose if you’re tired of rose and want something fresh and structured.

Jun 11th, 2018