CLASSIFICATION: Sparkling wine IGT Sicilia
GRAPE VARIETY: Blend of native grapes
VINEYARD LOCATION: Trapani countryside – Tenuta Guarini Estate
SOIL COMPOSITION: Medium mixture, mostly clayey
EXPOSURE: The vineyards have north-easterly exposure (250 metres. above sea level)
VINES PER HECTARE (EA): 5.000/5.500
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE): 7.300/7.500 kg
HARVEST PERIOD: Hand-picking - 1st week of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION: 15 days
VINIFICATION METHOD: Soft pressing and fermentation in autoclave at controlled temperature in order to reach the right pressure
MATURATION: 3 months “sur lies” on fine lees
ALCOHOL: 12% vol.
PH: 3.21 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.87 g/l (average)
COLOR: Pale straw yellow with slight greenish nuances.
NOSE: It opens with mild notes of wild flowers and broom and it almost immediately unfolds in fresh hints reminiscent of mango, papaya, ripe banana and yellow melons and later followed by slight hints of later by subtle scents of rosemary and bay
PALATE: Balanced yet complex, it fully reveals its light and lively nature with an extremely pleasing sour streak that perfectly blends with the soft structure making it a superb drinking experience.
PAIRINGS: Sweet and versatile by nature and vocation, a true globetrotter, it matches well with amberjack and grouper carpaccio, prawn and shrimp salads, fried mullets, fried whitebait, raw smooth clams; it is perfect with sushi and, in general, with all Japanese dishes and especially those with ginger.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-10°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS: For young white wines
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 2008
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY