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Kaffefi IGP Terre Siciliane, Tanca Nica 2022
Tanca Nica is run by Nicoletta Pecorelli, originally from Sardinia, and Francesco Ferreri, born and bred in Pantelleria. Francesco got the wine bug at a young age, inspired by his grandfather while making wine with him. He already knew he wanted to be a vignaiolo aged 14yo, and left Pantelleria for Conegliano (Veneto) to study at the renowned agricultural and oenological boarding school. After years of research and jobs in wineries as well as oenology labs, he got a gig at the biodynamic estate Seresin in New Zealand. And it is there, on the other side of the world, that he felt the pull of his roots – Pantelleria’s magnetic force brought him back among his grandfather’s vines (2016). Francesco came back on a mission: reviving the old ways, upholding traditions and savoir-faire that have been devalued and lost – 6,000ha of vines in the 1960s and about 500ha in 2010, sadly most of them are in the hands of big brands these days.
Typically low in alcohol and pH , the catarratto variety has always been the Pantesco’s favorite for everyday drinking – Francesco aims at emulating the elders’ taste characterised by crunchy texture and rusticity, while carefully expressing terroir.
Producer Tanca Nica of Francesco Ferreri and Nicoletta Pecorelli
Origin Panteleria, Sicily, Italy
Alcohol 11.5% ABV
Style Medium body macerated white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, gently pressed. Fermented with indigenous yeast. Aged on fine lees with batonnage in stainless steel. Unfiltred, unfined, Little So2 added at bottling.
Notes Organic, Natural, Biodynamic