Fresh and Mediterranean, this white wine expresses a precise personality tied to fruity and floral, round and elegant sensations.
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Type: White - IGT Sicilia
Alcohol level: 12-12,5% vol.
Grapes: Damaschino, 50%; Catarratto, 50%.
Trained in the counter-espalier system and pruned in spurred cordon. Average planting density: 5,000 rootstocks per hectare (2,204 an acre), production of about 8.5 tons per hectare (3.78 tons an acre). Terrain of medium consistency.
Vinification: The grapes, harvested in the first decade of September, are subjected to a soft pressing. The must is fermented at a controlled temperature and the wine fines in the bottle for at least two months before release onto the market.
Description: The wine opens delicately with floral and fruity scents and a pronounced vein of yellow apples. On the palate, it is dry, freshly acidic, moderately alcoholic and balanced.
Food matches: Because of those attributes, the wine accompanies hot or cold appetizers and introductory seafood dishes. Perfect with poached fish.
Two dishes Garganelli with fillets of trout. "Babbaluci" (snails with garlic, parsley and pepper).
Serve: In chalices of medium size and with non-flaring bodies; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 9-11° C. (48-52° F.).