Citrus Aromas, Elderberry, Elegant and Aromatic, Floral scents
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
Straw yellow, with hints of light green. Pleasant floral scents of violet, orange blossom, and elderberries blend with a strong aroma of lemon.
On the palate Kelbi is elegant and aromatic, with citrus notes of lemon grapefruit, together with pleasant hints of almonds.
This wine has been called Kelbi, "lush garden", from the Arab dynasty that made the land of Sicily flourish. It is one of the "Family Estate" range, like the Salinaro, made from single varietals.
The Cattaratto grapes are harvested from 19 ha of vineyard planted at an altitude of 150m on a ventilated plateau, which helps tempers temperatures, suiting it perfectly for this full bodied white wine .
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/