Catarratto Lucido

 synonims: Catarrattu lustru biancu, Catarrattu lustru, Catarratteddu lustru, Catarrattu lustra cane.

 

single varietal: a wine of straw-yellow color, sometimes amber, with a hint of Mediterranean fruits.

The wine color is straw yellow, sometimes amber, with a hint of Mediterranean fruit to the nose. It is a full-bodied wine with great structure. Paulsen (1905) considers this grape to be a selection of the Catarratto Bianco Comune, though this variety appears more compact and presents less pruina. The Catarratto Bianco Comune is one of the oldest grape varieties cultivated in Sicily, it is more widespread in the Western part of the island, where 26,000 hectares (64,247 acres) are found in the province of Trapani alone. In his Hortus Catholicus, published in 1696, the monk, Francesco Cupani reported that this was one of the varieties used in the production of the Marsala wine.

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