La Segreta takes its name from the wood that surrounds our vineyard at Ulmo. This young fresh wine produced mainly from Grecanico grapes, introduced into Sicily more than 2,000 years ago, gains personality and style with the addition of international variety grapes.All the grapes are carefully cultivated in Planeta owned vineyards.
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Type Of Wine: White - Indicazione Geografica Tipica Sicilia (IGT)
First Year Of Production: 1995
Number Of Bottles Produced: 550.000
Production Area: Menfi - Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
Grape Varieties: Grecanico, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Fiano
Altitude: 150 - 250 mtr.
Soil Type: Ulmo, Dispensa, Gurra
Yield per Hectare: 9 tonnes; 2,2 Kg per vine
Training System: Vertical trellis; Spur Pruned Cordon
Planting Density: 4.500 vines/hectare
Harvest Period: Chardonnay, 1st-5th Aug; Fiano, 20th Aug; Viognier and Sauv., 25th-30t Aug.; Grecanico, 27th Sept
Vinification: the grapes are crushed and destemmed; the juice is clarified through settling cold overnight and then inoculated with a selected pure yeast. Fermentation and storage in stainless steel vessels.
Fermentation Equipment: stainless steel tanks
Fermentation Temperature: 15°C
Blottling Period: First Half of February
Duration of Fermentation: 12 days
Alcohol content: 13 % vol.
Total Acidity: 6.30
Ageing Potential: to be drunk young
Pick drinking time: 1 - 2 years