L'Ecrù Passito Zibibbo Firriato
Natural Passito Ecrù - Firriato Winery
The Ecrù is a natural sweet wine of unusual finesse, produced from Zibibbo grapes. The uniqueness of the L'Ecrù Passito is given by the method of infusing the raisin grapes into the wine, without prolonged, interrupted and distributed fermentation. The grapes in contact with the wine swell and release their aromas for a passito of incomparable balance. On the palate the aromatic notes of orange blossom and lemongrass manifest themselves and are delicately combined with the aroma of dates and orange peel.
CLASSIFICATION Passito IGT Sicilia
GRAPE VARIETY Zibibbo
VINEYARD LOCATION Trapani countryside – Borgo Guarini Estate
SOIL COMPOSITION Midedium mixture, mostly clayey
EXPOSURE The vineyards have Northerly-southerly exposure (from 250 to 400 metres above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Cordon trained/ spur pruned Guyot
VINES PER HECTARE (EA) 5.500
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE) 7.000/7.200
HARVEST PERIOD 1st week of September, manual harvest in crates and drying on rush mattings for 25-30 days. 2 different grape harvest: First grape harvest is focused on collecting grapes growing on the spur of the vine, between August and September. After one week -10 days we come back into the vineyard for a second grape picking, also known as late grape harvest
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 14°-16°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION 4 weeks
VINIFICATION METHOD Soft pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature
PRODUCTION TECNIQUE When the raisining process of the first harvest is closed, grapes are infused in the late harvest wine. The duration of the infusion process depends on the vintage
MATURATION IN BOTTLE 6 months
ALCOHOL 13.40% vol.
PH 3.57 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.67 g/l (average)
COLOR intense golden yellow tending to amber.
NOSE you can smell fine scents of orange blossomm honey, candied orange peels and dried figs, dates, peaches in syrup, which bland harmoniously with delicate hints of lemon grass, marjoram, sage, oregano and oriental spices.
PALATE: an enchanting texture that unfolds almost with a whisper with oll the class of its noble lineage; the expression of warm sun of Sicily enriched by subtle yet deep nuances of the sea and fruit that are both suave and exciting.
CHARACTERISTICS aristocratic end reserved, it is a sweet and dynamic nectar with an extraordinary suave and polished persistence to be tasted also alone, in the intimacy of your home, because it makes a fine, powerful, and sensual companion, without ever being intrusive.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 12°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS For passito wines; small with long stem
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION 2007
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY
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- Terre Siciliane IGT