Chardonnay in Sicily. Cultivated and elaborated with wisdom, in the unequalled terrain of Regaleali, it scales the heights of perfection by marrying in a surprising way the refinement of
this international vine with the radiance of the Mediterranean. Fame and prestige accompany the Chardonnay Tasca d’Almerita in its 1989 debut. Exceptional 100% vinification, unique
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Vineyards: “Colline di San Francesco” (4.50 Ha).
Age of vineyard: 1985.
Training system: Espalier (Double Guyot).
Vines per Ha: 3,000.
Yield per Ha: 5 t.
Soil: Medium mixture with a tendency to wards clayey texture.
Vineyard exposure: West - South West.
Harvest period: August.
Must analytical data: Babo 22.0° - Tot. Ac 6.0 g/l - pH 3.76.
Fermentation: In french (Allier e Tronçais) 225 l oak tonneaux.
Length of the fermentation: 15 days.
Malolactic fermentation: Not developped.
Refinement: 7 months in french oak (Allier & Tronçais) 225 l tonneaux, 70% new, 30% second passage.
Bottling: May 20th-21th 2005.
Alcohol content: 14.50% Vol.
Appellation: Chardonnay D.O.C. - Contea di Sclafani.
Colour: Intense golden yellow with green reflections.
Bouquet: Banana, pineapple, citron, zabaione, candied fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, white chocolate.
Taste: Fruity, very rich and intense, balanced acidity.
After taste: Sweet like ripe fruit.