Voria Bianco, Porta del Vento is a light and lively Pet Nat, with tight and fizzy mousse, ample ripe tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus.
Produced from old bush vines, organic Catarratto, harvested by hand in small crates. Not filtered and not disgorged hence its inviting cloudy appearance.
Porta del Vento, Camporeale, Sicily
Under the guidance of owner/winemaker Marco Sferlazzo, Porta del Vento is making some seriously exciting wines. The tiny, Porta del Vento winery sits on a beautiful natural site, above Palermo, near the village of Camporeale.
In this part of Sicily nature can be very harsh. At 600m elevation, on incredibly steep slopes, this area is known for constant, brutal winds, blowing through the vineyards. These ever-present winds, along with the large, diurnal, temperature range, allow for wines of great concentration, character, low alcohol and racy acidity.
The vines are planted facing North, to avoid the peak of summer sunshine, they are old bush vines, organically grown. Weeding between the rows is manual, the grapes are hand-harvested in small crates. Marco's team adhere to a strict, non-interventionist approach in the winery, the wines are produced unfiltered, so as to not deprive them of the elements that make them unique. Porta del Vento's wines are uniquely expressive, conveying emotion and sense of place.