Tonino Bianco Frizzante
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A refreshing frizzante from a hilly area in the province of Trapani in Western Sicily.
- You’ll notice this is off-dry, and the reason for this is the addition of small amounts of Muscat from the famously endangered heritage vines on the island of Pantelleria.
- Low in alcohol at 8% for your day-drinking pleasure!
Varietal Composition: Zibibbo and small quantities of Grecanico
Elaboration: The harvest is done by hand and completed when the sugar levels are at optimum level. Fermentation occurs in sealed, pressured tanks. Juice is allowed to ferment until the desired alcohol level is reached.
Tasting Notes: Straw colored wine, it is fragrant on the nose with aromas of tropical fruits, apples, flowers, and citrus. Sweet and light on the palate. Served chilled.
Curatolo Arini is one of Sicily’s most historic wineries, and well-known for producing complex examples of Marsala. The Tonino line of Frizzante wines was created in the 1970’s for a large player in the US importation market, and we’ve “brought them back.” All three wines are frizzante and refreshingly off-dry.