Fresh and Mediterranean, this white wine expresses a precise personality tied to fruity and floral, round and elegant sensations.
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Type: White - Igt Sicilia
Alcohol level: 12,5-13% vol.
Grapes: Ansonica, 50%; Catarratto, 50%.
Trained in the counter-espalier system and pruned in spurred cordon. Average planting density, 5,000 rootstocks per hectare (2,204 an acre), production of about 8.5 tons per hectare (3.78 tons an acre). Terrain of medium consistency.
Vinification: The grapes, harvested in the first decade of September, are subjected to a soft pressing. The must is fermented at a controlled temperature and the wine fines in the bottle for at least three months before release onto the market.
Description: The wine shows a precise personality linked with extremely sweet and elegant fruity sensations and notes of yellow peaches and plums. On the palate, sapidity and softness unite to remarkable effect.
Food matches: Perfect if combined with lightly smoked fish, crustaceans, anchovies and introductory dishes, even roasted preparations. Excellent with tuna salad, eggplant rolls and stuffed mussels.
Three dishes: Crustaceans in guazzetto (stewed in white-wine sauce). Tortino di cozze gratinate (gratined mussels). Canocchie in salsa di peperoni e parmigiano (mantis shrimp in sweet pepper and Parmesan sauce)
Serve: In tulip-shaped goblets of medium size and height; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 9-11° C. (48-52° F.).