Ambar is produced from a selection of the best Moscato grapes ripened under the warm island sun. This golden nectar has slight amber highlights, an intense bouquet and a full, soft flavour with hints of acacia honey and pleasant underlying notes of dried figs and raisins.
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PRODUCTION AREA - Vineyards grown on the hinterland of Noto and
GRAPE VARIETY - Moscato di Alessandria and Moscato Bianco.
TYPE - Fortified wine.
CLASSIFICATION - Protected geographical indication (IGP Sicilia).
SOIL - Pantelleria: volcanic origin, very dark and rich in mineral salts. Noto:
white soils, extremely calcareous and arid.
ALTITUDE - In both cases between 50 and 150 metres above sea level.
VINEYARD - Traditional bush-trained, in little hollows protected against strong
African winds in Pantelleria and high and cordon-trained in the Noto area.
CLIMATE - Insular, hot, dry and very windy.
HARVEST - By hand, advanced ripening, during the 1st week of September.
VINIFICATION - Soft pressing of the grapes, short maceration on the skins
and fermentation at controlled temperature (17° - 18° C.) to reach the alcohol
content of 5° - 6°. Addition of distilled wine until 15° is reached to stop the
fermentation process and preserve most of the must’s sugars and their aromas.
AGEING - Up to spring to favour the natural clarification. At least 2 months in
Colour - bright golden colour with light topaz highlights.
Bouquet - intense and harmonious, delicate Muscat scents with clear notes of
sage, acacia and apricot.
Flavour - full, smooth, with notes of acacia honey and pleasant finish of dried
figs and raisins.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - 15,5 % vol.
SUGAR CONTENT - 125 g/l.
SERVING TEMPERATURE - For dessert 14° - 16° C.
RECOMMENDED WITH - Perfect with all pastries. To enjoyed at 8°- 10°C.
with fruit and ice-cream.
STORAGE - Cool (13° - 15° C.) place, not moist, away from direct light.
LIFE - To be enjoyed preferably within three years.