First harvest August 25, thinning of July 15. Pied de cuve. Second harvest on August 28, thinning of July 15. Third harvest August 31, thinning of July 15. Fermentation with skins in stainless steel . vats until September 20 Fermentation tempe- rature 10°C. Manual pumpover with skins lowering. Blending in steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. On the lees for 12 months, at 8°C. Alc/vol 13%, aci- dity 5.50 and pH 3.26. Strong color, tending to copper. Scents of orange and pistachio. Taste of smoked fish, hints of apricot. Sapid. Label telling a story. To drink always.

 

First harvest August 25, thinning of July 15. Pied de cuve. Second harvest on August 28, thinning of July 15. Third harvest August 31, thinning of July 15. Fermentation with skins in stainless steel . vats until September 20 Fermentation tempe- rature 10°C. Manual pumpover with skins lowering. Blending in steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. On the lees for 12 months, at 8°C. Alc/vol 13%, aci- dity 5.50 and pH 3.26. Strong color, tending to copper. Scents of orange and pistachio. Taste of smoked fish, hints of apricot. Sapid. Label telling a story. To drink always.

 

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES

Physical characteristics and notes

Fermentation: Spontaneous.
Color
: deep yellow, from maceration with the skins.

Bouquet: mature grapes with hints of exotic fruit and apricot.
Taste: rich, fragrance of sun heated cedar.

Recommended temperature:

13°C

Serving suggestion:

Unusual. Boiled egg, cantaloupe and ham. Seafruit pasta, grilled fish.

Technical data

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

Foglio di Mappa 142
Exposure: South West
Altitude: 300 m above sea level
Soil: Sandy-clay
Training system: Guyot
Density: 5.000 plants per hectare
Year of planting: 1996
Harvest: Agosto – Settembre
Yield: 45 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Temperature controlled spontaneous fermentation in steel vats. 25 days on the skins and one year on the yeasts

Ageing: 6 month in bottle.

Capacity: 75 cl.