Mandrarossa Fiano Ciaca Bianca 2019  £12.95

Enlarge Image
Only 4 In Stock750ml White Wine1 - 5
Order in the next 4 Hours 46 minutes 24 seconds for dispatch today
  • Description
  • Video Review
  • Reviews
  • Price Match Request
  • Q&A


First produced in 1999, the Mandrarossa wines come from a selection of the best sites from Cantine Settesoli’s 6,000 hectares of vineyard, situated in southwestern Sicily and planted with 32 different grape varieties. This range was conceived after the diverse soils of the vineyards were mapped, enabling the winemakers to focus on what was then ranked their best sites. Under the leadership of co-operative president Giuseppe Bursi, consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini has sought to improve viticulture, which in turn has resulted in better wines. Working with soil specialist Pedro Parra and head winemaker Mimmo De Gregorio, Alberto has selected 500 hectares of the vineyard for the production of the Mandrarossa wines. These vineyards are situated close to the sea, where intense sunlight, moderating sea breezes, mild temperatures, multiple elevations and a myriad of different soil types combine to give the sort of grapes that Mimmo and Alberto are looking for.

The vineyards are located on the hills facing south and south-east, at 150 - 350 metres above sea level, on limestone and medium-textured soils. Vines are Guyot trained, with a density of 4,000-4,500 plants per hectare.

The 2018 vintage started with rainy and mild autumn and winter. Springtime saw rainfalls above average for the Menfi area. Summer was mild with lower-than-average temperature. These conditions allowed for a longer vegetative growth period for the vines and resulted in more mature fruit. The alcoholic levels in the final wines are 1% lower than average, and the wines are fresher and more aromatic.

The grapes were hand-harvested in mid-August. After being crushed and destemmed, they were immediately cooled to 5-8°C and maintained at these temperatures for 4-6 hours. They were softly pressed and the juice obtained was clarified for 36 hours at a low temperature. The clear must was fermented for 15-20 days in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at 16-18 ° C. The wine was kept for three months in stainless steel tanks at 16-18°C before bottling. The wine was released after three months of bottle ageing.

This wine is straw yellow in colour with green hues. On the nose, it has fresh and fragrant aromas of jasmine, basil and grapefruit, tomato leaf and laurel. The palate is fresh and mineral, with hints of aromatic herbs such as oregano and mint, and excellent length.

Our Best Selling Italian Wine
Loading ...
Also Bought
Greco di Tufo 2018 by VesevoPipoli Greco Fiano 2019 by Vigneti del VulturePinot Grigio 2018 by Borgo Magredo
Vesevo Greco di Tufo 2018
RRP £15.95
Save 6%
Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Greco Fiano 2019
RRP £12.95
Save 8%
Borgo Magredo Pinot Grigio 2018
Fritz Willi Riesling 2018 by Friedrich Wilhelm GymnasiumRocca Ventosa Pinot Grigio 2018 by Cantina TolloZin Fiano 2019 by Produttori di Manduria
Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling 2018
RRP £13.95
Save 7%
Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Pinot Grigio 2018
RRP £10.95
Save 9%
Produttori di Manduria Zin Fiano 2019
Kabinett Niederberg Helden 2018 by Axel PaulyBlanc Mediterranee Sud De France 2018 by Cote MasPicpoul de Pinet 2019 by Domaine de Montredon
Axel Pauly Kabinett Niederberg Helden 2018
RRP £21.95
Save 9%
Cote Mas Blanc Mediterranee Sud De France 2018
RRP £10.45
Save 5%
Domaine de Montredon Picpoul de Pinet 2019
RRP £12.95
Save 8%