Catarratto Baglio Bianco 2016

£15.00

Positioned smack in the middle of a very useful sea, Sicily has long been subject to attack and plunder by adventurers, rogues and other businessmen intent on using the island...

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Positioned smack in the middle of a very useful sea, Sicily has long been subject to attack and plunder by adventurers, rogues and other businessmen intent on using the island to strategic advantage. It's little wonder locals quickly came up with fortified structures - "Baglio" - into which they could 'up sticks' and run when things got a little hairy.


Naturally light-hearted, the peasants and traders of Marsale saw the repeated raids as a game of cat and mouse, or - more accurately translated from the dialect, 'cat and rat'. It is in self-deprecating delight they named their favourite white grape after the shenanigans! Catarratto. As affable and cheerful as they, but much easier to approach.
Based in Marsale on the western coastline of Sicily, the estate consists of a nineteenth century building that faces the island of Egadi. The baglio is an authentic and traditional architectural expression of the Sicilian rural economy. Sicily's classic Mediterranean climate creates the ideal conditions for producing grapes for wines. The warm and dry climate reduces the risk of mildews and rots, particularly in well-ventilated areas that benefit from coastal breezes, though the estate is blessed with a reliable moderate rainfall.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.