La Fuga 2021
Denomination: Contessa Entellina DOC Chardonnay Sicilia
Production zone: south-western Sicily, Tenuta di Contessa.
Altitude: from 200 to 600 m a.s.l.
Terrains: clay loam soils with a sub-alkaline reaction rich in nutritive elements
Climate: Mild winters; dry and windy summers with strong temperature changes between day and night.
Vineyard: counter-espalier farming with spurred cordon pruning
Plant density: 4,500 - 6,000 plants/hectare
Yield: about 70-80 quintals/ha
Harvesting: the harvest of Chardonnay La Fuga, held in the first half of August, takes place at the first light of dawn
Vinification: the fermentation is carried out in steel at a temperature of 15-16°C
Aging: the wine is then aged in the vat on the Feccino Nobile for five months and at least three months in the bottle before being sold.
Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol.
Color: brilliant straw yellow
Nose: fresh bouquet with floral notes combined with hints of tropical fruit (pineapple) and golden apple
Palate: in the mouth it is sapid and fresh thanks to a pleasant acid vein.
Longevity: 4-5 years
Food & Wine: perfect with vegetable and seafood risottos. Also excellent with chicken with herbs, pies and fish main courses
Serving method and temperature: uncork at the moment and serve in slender and wide glasses at 10-12°C
First vintage: this wine was born with the Contessa Entellina DOC in 1994.
Bottled at the origin by the Azienda Agricola DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. - MARSALA - ITALY