Porto Palo, Menfi
Gurra di Mare is nestled in the municipality of Menfi, in Porto Palo, the ancient port of Selinunte, in one of Sicily’s most historic areas and immersed in landscapes of rare beauty, next to the natural reserve of the mouths of the river Belice, surrounded by dwarf palms, tamarisk trees, spiny rush bushes and yellow horned poppies. It is here, with vineyards stretching all the way to the beach that the Gurra di Mare estate set its roots, Castellare di Castellina’s newest company. A company that operates side by side with another Sicilian winery, the Feudi del Pisciotto estate.
The palm is the symbol of the new company, a resource deeply rooted and extremely significant to the history and landscape of Sicily, yet today so fragile, subject to the recent attacks of the red palm weevil. With an eye to the future, part of the proceeds from the sale of Gurra di Mare wines go towards the research aimed at defining an action plan against this red pest. Gurra is the name of a small stream that flows into the sea and is one of the elements that best characterises the landscape of the Menfi municipality.
Chardonnay and Viognier in a 50% blend. The first wine produced by the new Company with vineyards stretching to the Porto Palo beach (Menfi), terroir ideal for these two international vine varieties.
The wine has a golden yellow colour. Complex and intense nose characterised by aromas of apricots, yellow peaches, white flowers, spices and honey. A sweet and exotic intensity in the mouth, coupled with a pleasant freshness that renders it exceptionally harmonious.