Dea del Mare Catarratto / Pinot Grigio
Catarratto is the major white grape of Sicily, making in second to Trebbiano as the most prolific Italian white grape. It blends perfectly with Pinot Grigio.
Dea del Mare, the Sea goddess, is a beneficent and independent power of nature – not feared, but understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal. As such this is the cyclical pruning and harvesting of the vines.
The Wine People is run by Stefano Girelli, whose family has been at the heart of Italian winemaking for three generations. Many of the wines are certified organic and all are made in an eco friendly way, with a long-term commitment to the environment and are therefore brands of integrity.
60/40 blend with all the hallmarks of Pinot Grigio’s citrus fruits on the nose and a palate of crisp green apple balanced by subtle minerality from Catarratto.
About the Producer
The Wine People
With the benefit of a completely fresh start – though having worked together for many years at leading Italian producer Casa Girelli – Stefano Girelli (Italian), Philippe Marx (French) and Peter Kosten (Dutch) got together in 2009 to create a new kind of wine company.
They have combined their skill and experience to bring affordable good value wines from across Italy, with the help of renowned Italian winemaker Stefano Chioccioli who makes all the wines.