Turi Bianco 2021 Skin-Contact
Salted lemon, grapefruit pith and ‘Arnold Palmer’ lead the primary aromatics of the Turi, with fleshier elements of yellow nectarine, cantaloupe and Asian pear lying just below the surface. At once textural, salty, and bracingly tart, this is a wine that benefits from a few minutes left to warm up and soften, revealing more depth to the fleshy golden fruit as well as a nutty, salted almond quality.
Located in Pachino, Sicily, Salvatore Marino started this project in 2017. A 5th generation winemaker, Salvatore strives to maintain the equilibrium of biodiversity in the vineyard, working entirely by hand with green manure as the only additive in the vineyard. With 5.5 hectares total, he only has 1.5 hectares under vine. By respecting the traditions of his ancestors, he farms organically and uses only bush vines for his wines. In the cellar he intervenes as little as possible.