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Grape Varieties
50% Grillo, 50% Chardonnay

Designation
DOC Sicilia

Type of Soil
Medium texture

Training System
Bush and Espalier, with average yield of 50 – 60 quintali/ha

Harvest
The Chardonnay is harvested in August, the Grillo in mid-September.

Winemaking Method
Cold maceration for about 8 hours. After being pressed and removed from the coarse lees,
the nectar completes its fermentation at a controlled temperature of 12 – 15°C.

Ageing
In acacia barriques for about 6-8  months. This does confer a mouthfilling sensation and sweetness to the wine that is typical for acacia wood.

Appearance
Straw yellow

Nose Profile
Intense, with hints of ripe fruit and floral scents typical for the Mediterranean

Palate Profile
Elegant, harmonious, pleasant, warm, inebriating and persistent, thanks to its stay in acacia barrels

Alcohol Content
13.5% alc/vol.

Serving Temperature
12 – 14 °C

Food Pairing
Excellent with shellfish-based first courses, fish soups, game, white meat, soft cheeses

 

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