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Praruar Terre Siciliane Catarratto

9.16 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Catarratto
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Good luck pulling your attention away from the 2017 Catarratto Praruar. All it takes is one tilt of the golden-amber-colored nectar in your glass, and its exotic bouquet of sugar-dusted ginger, dried nectarines, crushed green apple, geranium and mint creates a unique yet captivating display. This is powerful and deeply textural, with a pretty inner sweetness balanced by brisk acids and tart orchard fruits, complemented by savory brown spice and a mind-bending addition of cocoa toward the close. For all of its density, the Praruar turns squeaky-clean through the finale, yet still full of lively energy, resonating on floral-tinged peaches and pears. Frankly, this is probably the most interesting interpretation of Catarratto that I’ve ever experienced; but be aware that it is unabashedly an orange-style wine, which won’t appeal to all palates. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Good luck pulling your attention away from the 2017 Catarratto Praruar. All it takes is one tilt of the golden-amber-colored nectar in your glass, and its exotic bouquet of sugar-dusted ginger, dried nectarines, crushed green apple, geranium and mint creates a unique yet captivating display. This is powerful and deeply textural, with a pretty inner sweetness balanced by brisk acids and tart orchard fruits, complemented by savory brown spice and a mind-bending addition of cocoa toward the close. For all of its density, the Praruar turns squeaky-clean through the finale, yet still full of lively energy, resonating on floral-tinged peaches and pears. Frankly, this is probably the most interesting interpretation of Catarratto that I’ve ever experienced; but be aware that it is unabashedly an orange-style wine, which won’t appeal to all palates. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Jun 10th, 2021
Barbie Bertisch

Nectarines 👀 🍑

Nectarines 👀 🍑

Jun 29th, 2021
Pinotman /// Andreas

Interesting. Quite a bit of heat. 14.5%. Dried apricots, touch bitter, orange blossoms. Tannins; tart. Reminds me a little bit of Sauterne. Has weight. Fun 🤩 but not something I need to buy again or store.

Interesting. Quite a bit of heat. 14.5%. Dried apricots, touch bitter, orange blossoms. Tannins; tart. Reminds me a little bit of Sauterne. Has weight. Fun 🤩 but not something I need to buy again or store.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Jerry Dixon

I had this delicious wine with Paul pecorino and my husband at Eataly and it was fucking delicious

I had this delicious wine with Paul pecorino and my husband at Eataly and it was fucking delicious

May 15th, 2021
Eunah Han

Salty (since Sicily is near ocean), salted caramel, dark orange color, dryer side, nice full body, bourbon 🥃, almost mixed cocktail drink, Manhattan perhaps. Grown up skin contact wine!

Salty (since Sicily is near ocean), salted caramel, dark orange color, dryer side, nice full body, bourbon 🥃, almost mixed cocktail drink, Manhattan perhaps. Grown up skin contact wine!

Dec 31st, 2018
Diana Richter

Diana had this a month ago

Diana had this a month ago

Jun 26th, 2021