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Naturally, Feudo di Santa Tresa, Purato

Published:  08 June, 2011

With so much current heated debate about natural wines I was pleased to be able to have a chat to Feudo di Santa Tresa producer, Stefano Girelli at this year's LIWF.

His aim towards authenticity has seen him quietly producing a couple of entry level natural wines under the Purato label.

I was most impressed by the quality and unpretentiousness of the Purato Cantarratto, Pinot Grigio, Sicilia 2010 which has a nose of citrus and lemon and lively yellow fruit and flavoursome palate. Also the Purato Nero d'Avola 2010 which displayed bright fruit and soft but firm palate (rrp £7.99).

Both were shining examples of what organically grown grapes and minimal intervention in the cellar should be. "A lot of people pick by alcohol levels, that's not important to me," says Girelli. "What's important to me is the quality of the juice and the purity of what's in the bottle." (rrp £7.99)

By Carol Emmas