The Wine People is run by Stefano Girelli, whose family has been at the heart of Italian winemaking for three generations. Many of the wines are certified organic and all are made in an eco friendly way, with a long-term commitment to the environment and are therefore brands of integrity.
Dea del Mare Catarratto/Pinot Grigio
A star in the making, this really was a very pleasant surprise. Catarratto is the massed produced grape you tended to get in those non-descript Italian ‘country wines’. In Sicily, mix it with Pinot Grigio, a grape with often uninspiring characteristics outside of the Alto Adige, and you get a wonderful lemony, slightly tropical fresh flavour. Very exciting both in taste and price.
60/40 blend with all the hallmarks of Pinot Grigio’s citrus fruits on the nose and a palate of crisp green apple balanced by subtle minerality from Catarratto.