Chardonnay Vigna San Francesco Tasca D'Almerita
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Chardonnay DOC Tasca D'Almerita

Vigna San Francesco - Tenuta Regaleali

Tasca D'Almerita's Chardonnay is a Sicilian white wine made from grapes grown in the unrepeatable terroir of Regaleali. Produced with wisdom, Chardonnay Vigna San Francesco reaches the heights of perfection by surprisingly combining the refinement of the international grape and the radiance of the Mediterranean. The result is an elegant, intense, balanced and beautifully fresh wine.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2021

€47.90 Tax included

€39.26 Tax excluded

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The Chardonnay of the Regaleali estate

Chardonnay Vigna San Francesco is an aromatic, full-bodied and complex white wine produced on the "blessed hills of Regaleali", so called by Count Giuseppe Tasca d'Almerita. From the most appreciated international white grape variety in the world, in 1985 Lucio Tasca d'Almerita gave it to one of the best Sicilian Chardonnays.

Classification: White - Sicilia DOC

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Growing area: Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily

Year of planting: 1985

Vineyard: San Francesco (4.9 ha)

Elevation: 530 m a.s.l.

Exposure: south-east

Soil: deep, loamy and slightly calcareous. It has a normal content of organic matter and is rich in mineral salts, magnesium and potassium in particular, with a good amount of phosphorus

Climate: mild and rainy winter, cool and dry spring, hot and dry summer interrupted by some rains in August, before the Chardonnay harvest

Training system: espalier

Pruning system: double guyot

Vines per ha: 3,200

Yield sper ha: 74 ql

Harvest: 20th August 2021

Fermentation: 350-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais), at 18°C

Length of fermentation: 15 days

Malolactic fermentation: not carried out

Ageing: 350-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) 70% new and 30% second use, for 8 months

Wine analytical data: pH 3.34 - TA 6.31 g/l - RS 1.3 g/l - TE 25.5 g/l 

Alcohol content: 14% Vol.

Colour: Intense golden yellow with green reflections

Bouquet: complex and fruity with hints of banana, pineapple, citron, eggnog, candied fruit, vanilla, butter, white pepper

Taste: fruity, very rich and intense, balanced acidity and fresh finish

After taste: Sweet like ripe fruit

Bottled by Conte Tasca D'Almerita Soc. Agr. to R. L. - Palermo - Italy in the Regaleali Estate - Sclafani Bagni - Italy

Sicilia DOC
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