First harvest August 12, thinning of July 6th. Second harvest on August 19, thinning of July 6th. Blend in the tanks mid November. Refining in steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation. On the white lees from November to July, at 10° C. Alcohol/vol 14.01%, acidity 5.15 and ph 3.35. Golden yellow. Scent of dried mimosa. Taste of orange and artichoke. Sensations of warmth and great elegance. Persuasive, friendly. You need to get to know him. The vineyard well showed on the label. To drink for the next 10 years, and then will surprise again.

First harvest August 12, thinning of July 6th. Second harvest on August 19, thinning of July 6th. Blend in the tanks mid November. Refining in steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation. On the white lees from November to July, at 10° C. Alcohol/vol 14.01%, acidity 5.15 and ph 3.35. Golden yellow. Scent of dried mimosa. Taste of orange and artichoke. Sensations of warmth and great elegance. Persuasive, friendly. You need to get to know him. The vineyard well showed on the label. To drink for the next 10 years, and then will surprise again.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES

Physical characteristics and notes

Color: golden yellow.
Bouquet:  intense and complex, with crusty bread.
Taste: ripe citrus, spices, rich, full-bodied.

Recommended temperature:

13°C

Serving suggestions:

Risotto with seafood, grilled shellfish, fish and sushi.

Technical data

Varietal:  Chardonnay 100%
Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo

Foglio di Mappa 142
Exposure: North
Altitude: 400  m above sea level
Soil: Sandy-clay
Training system: Simple Guyot espalier
Density: 5.000  plants per hectare
Year of planting:: 1996
Harvest: August
Yield: 40 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, at controlled temperature in cement vats.

Ageing: 30% aged 3 months in oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel; then a year in the bottle.

Capacity: 75 cl.

PRIZES
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge – Schietto Chardonnay 2012 – Gold Medal
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) – Schietto Chardonnay 2011 – 86 Points
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 – Schietto Chardonnay 2010 – 87 Points
  • Chardonnay du Monde 2011 – Schietto Chardonnay 2009 – Silver Medal
  • Chardonnay du Monde 2010 – Schietto Chardonnay 2008 – Gold Medal
  • Chardonnay du Monde 2009 – Schietto Chardonnay 2007 – Gold Medal
  • Vini d’Italia 2007 – Schietto Chardonnay 2005 – 2 Bicchieri Rossi
  • jamessuckling.com – Chardonnay Schietto 2012 – 92 pts