CLASSIFICATION - Typical Geographical Indication Sicily (IGT).
1st YEAR OF PRODUCTION - Vintage year 1988.
PRODUCTION AREA - Selected vineyards of the island of Pantelleria.
SOIL - Volcanic origin, very dark and rich in macro and micro elements.
ALTITUDE - Terraces between 50 and 100 meters msl.
VINEYARD Traditional bush-trained, planted in small ditches to protect them against the strong African winds.
CLIMATE - Insular, hot, dry and very windy.
VINTAGE By hand, advanced maturity, from the 10th to 20th of September.
VINIFICATION Pressing of grapes super-ripened on the plant and brief contact with the skins. Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature (17° - 18° C.). Once an alcohol content of 5° - 6° is reached,Wine Distillate is added
up to approx. 16° to stop the fermentation process and preserve most of the must’s sugars.
AGEING - At least 10 months in 225-liter choice oak barrels.
MATURING - At least 8 months in bottle.
TASTING Colour - bright golden colour with topaz highlights. Aroma - intense and balanced, with clear scents of apricot, elder blossoms and toasted hazelnuts. Flavour - full, smooth and velvety with scents of acacia honey, citron peel, elder, sage and a pleasant finish of fruit in syrup and vanilla.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - 15.5 v %.
RESIDUAL SUGARS - 130 g/l.
PRODUCTION OUTPUT - 45,000 500-ml. bottles.
SERVING TEMPERATURE - 10° - 12° C.
RECOMMENDED GLASS - Large transparent, tulip glass.
RECOMMENDED WITH Perfect with baked and dry pastries. Excellent and fine wine for after meals.
STORING - Cool (13° - 15° C.) room, not moist, away from direct light.
LIFE - Up to five years if kept in cellars with suitable conditions.
Originally bottled by DUCA DI SALAPARUTA Spa MARSALA (TP) ITALY