Colour: clear straw yellow with green highlights.
Bouquet: rich, intense, fruity.
Taste: dry, tangy, fresh and fruity.
The Alhambra Bianco is clear straw yellow in color with greenish reflections. It has a rich and fruity nose, and a dry, fresh, and fruity palate. It pairs well with light appetizers and all types of seafood
|Wine maker notes
|This is a fresh wine, which should be consumed within two years. The name refers to my family’s Spanish origins and we produce 75,000 bottles of it.
The grapes are equal quantities of Catarratto and Inzolia, fermented separately. The wines are blended in November.
So far this seems like technical information, but I was also asked to give my personal impressions in this page on the wines. I can tell you, then, that the effort we put into processing these grapes and producing this wine that is equal to, if not greater than, that for the production of more expensive wines. The reason is simple: this is the wine that is consumed most and therefore our largest production.
|Light hors d’oeuvres and all fish and shellfish dishes.
|By telling the story of this land and how the first bottle of Spadafora was produced - imagining that this is not a site but a book - I have already given you an idea of the philosophy with which we take care of our vines and wine production every day.
For me it is essential that we only use grapes we have grown ourselves, but I know this is nothing exceptional, since many already doing the same. An equally determining factor is where the grapes are grown, but I understand that also this makes no difference, since there are many other places suitable for growing grapes. What I find strange is that we have succeeded, we alone, to produce something people like, and this is why I consider Virzi a special place.
Let me give you an example: If I produced grapes in Burgundy, close to the best producer, in the best area of Burgundy, you would assume that my wine would be good; but in Virzi, where they produced wine that was sold in casks and then loaded onto trucks and where grapes were sold to cooperative wineries for forty years, we produced a wine in 1993 made with our own hands. And from then on, after each harvest or after each bottling, it seemed that I was witnessing a small miracle.