Obtained from 100% Grillo grapes, Altavilla della Corte di Firriato is a Sicilian white wine with a delicate perfume with notes of almond and melon and floral fragrances of lavender and broom.
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CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C. Sicily
PRODUCTION AREA: Agro di Trapani - Tenuta Borgo Guarini
SOIL TYPE: Medium mixture tending to clayey
EXPOSURE: West (250 meters a.s.l.)
TRAINING SYSTEM: espalier with Guyot pruning
PLANTS PER HECTARE: 4.500 / 5.000
YIELD PER HECTARE: 8.000 / 8.200 kg
HARVEST: Manual harvest. 3rd decade of August - 1st decade of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 16 ° -18 ° C
FERMENTATION PERIOD: From 15 to 18 days
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature
AGING: 3 months on noble or "sur lie" lees in stainless steel tanks with daily stirring
REFINEMENT IN BOTTLE: 2 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.60% vol.
PH: 3.06 (average value)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.66 g / l (average value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED: 1988
VINTAGE PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 10 ° –12 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: White wines with good structure, slightly flared and with a slightly closed mouth
COLOR: Pale straw yellow, crossed by bright greenish hues.
SMELL: The scent of Sicily intoxicates the nose with its fresh and intense citrus fruits, which meet with delicious nuances of almonds and
melons. It is a wine to be discovered and experienced in its delicate complexity of fruity smells and fragrances of lavender and broom.
PALATE: The taste buds exult at the soft and fresh entry of a wine that excels in persistence and sobriety. It can be seen from the
mouth a lively and crisp fruit of aristocratic Mediterranean minerality, elegant and balanced.
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY