An 80/20 blend of Parpato and Catarratto from a thirty five year old north facing vineyards planted over calcareous soils. It is a mix of equal parts of whole bunches pressed directly and destemmed grapes macerated for twenty four hours to lend a little depth, flesh and grip. Bottled young, this is a rosato in the truest sense, with vibrant red fruits and a pleasant bitter, herbaceous note that offers real refreshment.
Halarà is a project very much inspired by the Mediterranean and those that tend its land. It is a collaboration between Nino Barraco, Corrado Dottori of La Distesa and a handful of friends who happen to be some of Italy’s most talented winemakers. The idea is simple: to restore abandoned vineyards in the hills outside Marsala and produce wines that speak of this incredible place – the sun, the soil, the wind and most importantly, the sea. For now they are working with two hectares of thirty five year old vines planted with Catarratto and Parpato, a mysterious grape thought to be an ancient relative of Grenache. The vineyards face north and are planted over calcareous soils. Along with a stiff breeze from the Mediterranean, this lends these sun-kissed wines a beautiful freshness.