Alessandro Viola

Alessandro Viola Le Mie Origini Catarratto Orange 2021


Alessandro Viola's Le Mie Origini Catarratto is a skin-contact wine from organically farmed, 30-year-old vineyards on clayey-limestone soils. Elevated at 500-600 meters, it undergoes extended skin maceration, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, and ages nine months on lees in chestnut botti. This medium-bodied natural wine features citrus, salt, arbutus honey flavors with a savory palate and balanced acidity.

Wine Type:, Orange
Wine Style:, Skin Contact
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2020
Alcohol:, 13%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Sicily
Appellation:, Sicilia IGT
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Duck with peanut and tamarind flapjack.


Producer profile

Alessandro Viola

Alessandro Viola winery is a small estate of 7 hectares planted with Grillo, Nero d'Avola, Syrah, Nerello Mascalese, and Catarratto grapes producing natural wines. It's located near the town of Alcamo. Alessandro is one of Sicily's wine masters: he oversees directly every aspect of production both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Alessandro holds degrees both in viticulture and enology. The company philosophy is very simple: making wine using only grapes. This is due to ethical reasons as well as to the fact that the purest the wine, the better it tastes.

Wine region

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy's largest island and its most extensive region, is a treasure trove of natural wine wonders. Nestled just across the Strait of Messina from the mainland, it boasts Palermo as its capital. This city is a melting pot of cultures, where Arab, Greek, Roman, and Spanish influences merge, not just in its mesmerizing architecture but also in its rich culinary heritage, including its thriving natural wine scene.

The island's history is as complex as it is captivating, mirrored in its diverse cultural tapestry. This complexity extends to its viticulture. Sicily, ranking as Italy's third largest wine-producing region after Veneto and Tuscany, has seen a remarkable evolution in wine quality over the last three decades. While international grape varieties like Chardonnay and Syrah are making their mark, it's the indigenous varietals - Nero d’Avola, Catarratto, Grillo, and Inzolia - that truly define Sicilian natural winemaking. These native grapes, thriving in Sicily's unique terroir, give life to natural wines that are as vibrant and varied as the island itself.

Frequently asked question

We will process and ship your order in 2-3 business days, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking as soon as the Carrier scans the shipping label.

Ground shipping time depends on location, here's a breakdown:

West Coast: 1-2 business days
Midwest: 3-4 business days
East Coast: 5 business days

Process time is not shipping time. Shipping time starts from the days successive to the day of shipping, after the order has been processed.

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If applicable, please consider delivering the package to a business address to ensure someone is available to sign for the package.

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Carrier will try to delivery a package up to three times before returning the package to us.

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If you miss a delivery and a package gets returned to us we have two options:

1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.