CLASSIFICATION - Typical Geographical Indication Sicily (IGT).
GRAPE VARIETY - Insolia and Grecanico.
1st YEAR OF PRODUCTION
It is one of the Company’s two traditional wines; its bottling started in 1824, the year in which the company was established.
PRODUCTION AREA - Hills of central and western Sicily.
SOIL - Mixed composition.
ALTITUDE - From 150 to 400 meters msl.
Upward-trained, medium-high plant density per hectare (4,000 plants).
CLIMATE - Insular, with mild winters and hot, dry summers.
VINTAGE - By hand (from the 2nd to the 4th week of September).
Soft pressing with horizontal membrane presses. Yield in free run wine less than 60% of the grapes. Low-temperature fermentation at approx. 17° C.
At controlled temperature up to spring to favour the natural clarification.
For at least two months in bottle at controlled temperature.
Colour - clear and bright pale yellow colour with clean greenish highlights. Aroma - intense and delicate, fruity, Mediterranean.
Flavour - fresh, lively, fruity, pleasantly sourish, round, dry and wellbodied.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - 12 v %.
MEAN ANNUAL PRODUCTION
2,100,000 750 ml. bottles and 400,000 375 ml. bottles.
SERVING TEMPERATURE - 8° - 10° C.
RECOMMENDED GLASS - Transparent, medium-stemmed glass.
Soup, legumes and vegetables, excellent with hors d’oeuvres and fish.
Very cool (13° - 15° C.) room, not too moist, away from direct light.
LIFE - To be drunk in its youth, preferably one or two years at most.
Bottled originally by DUCA DI SALAPARUTA SPA MARSALA CANTINA CASTELDACCIA (PA) ITALY