A great white wine from southern Italian grapes which can be compared with the most important white wines of the world; this was the initial intention. During the 1990′s this was the aim of our experiments with Fiano, a noble and ancient variety originating in Campania.
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Classification: I.G.T. Sicilia;
Grape varieties: 100% Fiano;
First year of production: 2000;
Number of bottles produced: 40.000;
Production area: Menfi (AG);
Name of planting of wineyard: Gurro -1998;
Altitude: 100 metres;
Yield per hectare: 6,5 tonnes; 1,5 Kg. per vine;
Training system: Vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon;
Planting density: 4.500 vines/hectare;
Harvest period: 25nd August, ;
Vinification: the grapes are crushed and destemmed; the juice is clarified through settling cold overnight and then inoculated with selected pure yeast. The fermentation is carried out partially in oak barrels and partially instainless steel tanks;
Fermentation equipment: stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature: 15° C in steel tanks;
Bottling period: Second half of February;
Duration of fermentation: 20 days;
Alcohol content: 14,50% vol.;
Total acidity: 6,35
Ageing potential: to be drunk immediately or to keep for some years;
Soil tipe: GURRA: shallow soil, average limestone, with a good section of yellow and dark-grey clay; moderate fine texture, not much presence of stones;