Facebook pixel

Catarratto grapes

by | Oct 1, 2016

All the wine-lovers must have one thing in common – their love for the tasteful Catarratto wine. Catarratto wine is made from the white Italian wine grapes called Catarratto.

Catarratto

These white grapes are majorly and abundantly found in the region of Sicily, Italy. The Catarratto grape is the most planted wine grape in that region. The production of the wine by the way of this grape has been done for a long time now.

Over the time, Catarratto has become one important contributor as to the wine lake problem of Europe. The wines made out of Catarratto taste a little tangy and entertain a flavor of lemon. This grape is also blended with Minella Bianca in the Etna DOC.

Carricante Catarratto is a variety of grape which comes straight from the island of Sicily, which is located in the southern coast of Italy.

Catarratto can be refined into a number of flavored wines that are admired by almost all the wine lovers. Thus, this white grape is majorly used in the production of a variety of light as well as easy-drinking white wines that can be sipped with a number of meals.

Although, Catarratto is mostly grown in the region of Sicily, yet this grape variety is considered as one of the most planted grape variety in the entire region of Italy.

On an estimate, around 60 percent of the total vineyard area of Catarratto is covered with the plantation of Catarratto.

Talking more about the Catarratto white grape, this variety is widely taken into use as a blending component of a lower quality. This white grape is also an important ingredient of all kinds of Marsala wines and grape concentrate.

Wines
Vineyards
Wine grape varieties

Catarratto is mainly permitted in the Etna DOC as well as the Alcamo wines. This grape is also used in all the IGT wines where the regulations of less-stringent winemaking let all the winemakers coax more from this grape.

Catarratto is also blended with various other varieties such as Chardonnay, Inzolia as well as Grillo. However, this grape rarely shows up as one varietal wine.

This white grape is also known by many other names such as Catarratto Bianco Comube, Catarratto Bianco Extra Lucido, Catarratto Bianco as well as Catarratto Bianco Lucido.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

.

Origin

The Catarratto white grape finds its origin in Italy.

To be more specific, the notable region where this grape is planted and grown in Sicily.

According to a study published in the year 2008, Catarratto finds a very close relationship with Garganega on one hand as well as various other grape varieties on the very other hand.

Thus, it can be said that Garganega may be one of the parents of this white grape. At the same time, the parents of Garganega have not been recognized as of now.

Therefore, the specific and the most accurate nature of relationship in between these grapes cannot be established.

The same study suggests that Catarratto could probably be the descendent of the key white-wine grape variety Garganega, which is found in the north-eastern Soave wines of Italy.

Characteristics

Catarratto is one high-yielding variety of white grape which is also very low in acidity. The latter characteristic of this grape makes it one top quality of grape.

This grape tastes very neutral as to the flavor, though a majority of people consider the flavor of this white grape is very much similar to lemon.

This is the reason why this variety of grape is majorly used in order to produce the wines with juicy texture as well as crisp lemon flavor.

Talking about the aroma of this grape, this variety of grape is very aromatic in nature and the fragrance reminds you of the tropical fruits like green apple and pineapple.

The wine is very hard to drink because of its cidery properties and notes.

Food pairing

Catarratto can be flavored with a number of foods as a result of its amazing characteristics. This wine is mostly paired with all kinds of sea food since it helps to enhance the flavor of all kinds of sea food.

Catarratto wine is also flavored well with green vegetables and the whole meal along with this wine tastes very exotic. Apart from it, Catarratto taste very well with rice.

Author

Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Vineyards
Breweries
Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Accessories
Other
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Glassware
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Beer
Ale
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Lager
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Stout
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
Champagne
French Champagne
Cocktail
Aperitivo
Campari
Cider
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Cordial
Curacao
Fruit Juice
Garnishes
Mead and Tonic Wine
Muscat
Pernod
Puree
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Syrup
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
Drambuie
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
Sauterne
Sherry
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Vermouth
Liquor
Absinthe
Armagnac
Baileys
Brandy
Cachaca
Calvados
Cassis
Cognac
Cognac and Brandy
Cointreau
Eau De Vie
Gin
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Grappa
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
Japanese
Liqueur
Pisco
Poteen
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Rum
Sake
Sambuca
Schnapps
Speciality
Spirit
Tequila
Tequila & Mescal
Vodka
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cava
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
Prosecco
Sekt
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Whisky
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Case
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Voucher
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here