Vivera Altrove Terre Siciliane Bianco IGP
Altrove, literally ‘Elsewhere‘, is a delicious blend of Chardonnay (47%) and two indigenous varietals, Inzolia and Cataratto sourced from family-owned vineyards in Corleone, the heart of Sicily, 100% organically farmed.
Wonderfully scented with fresh citrus fruit and white flowers. On the palate it is juicy with an intense mineral note along with hints of almond, fresh herbs along with aromas of honey and apple. Altrove sees no oak; as a result, the finish is crisp, long and persistent. This delicious blend of white varietals pulls the best qualities from each grape to make a great seafood wine. Enjoy also with heavier fish such as salmon or swordfish, salads and fresh pasta.
– 2014 rated 88 Vinous
– 2016 rated 87 Vinous
– 2019 rated 90 Vinous
47% Chardonnay, 39% Catarratto, 14% Inzolia
The wine rests on its fine lees for 4 months, followed by 3 months in the bottle.
Estate-owned vineyards in Corleone
Carefully selected grapes are hand-picked then pressed softly. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperature (57/61F) in stainless steel.
ALTITUDE 400 meters above sea level
TYPE OF PLANTING Vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon. 4,500 plants per ha.
TYPE OF CULTIVATION 100% Certified Organic
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13%