DENOMINATION: DOP Sicilia
AGRICULTURE: Certified Organic Regime
GRAPES: Inzolia dominant supported by some selections of Chardonnay biotypes
SOIL TYPE: Ninotta and Milici, plateau of marly origin with a high clayey component strongly calcareous
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
HARVEST PERIOD: End of August Chardonnay - Mid September Inzolia
CULTIVATION METHOD: espalier and tendon, with dense planting and yield controlled by thinning the bunches, when the colour stars turning.
WINE MAKING METHOD: depending on the quality of the vine-stock, the grapes are stripped off the bunches and, while whole, are very lightly pressed in a pneumatic press with central bellows. The grape juice is then fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel wine vats and, for a while, in oaken barriques.
REFINING: six months after harvest, the previous year’s barrique matured wine is mixed with the wine from the stainless steel vats; it is then bottled and lies in the cellar at a controlled temperature, until ready for sale, not before the end of June following the year of harvesting.
COLOUR: full straw with greenish hues
BOUQUET: very intense and characteristic of a green Inzolia clone, featuring original and delicate essences; flowery, fruity, with an overall predominance of citrus and tropical fruits.
TASTE: quite dry and harmonious, with a good acidity, evocative of the aroma sensed by the nose.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% vol
BEST SAVOURED WITH: hors d’oevres, fish, white meats, mushrooms and truffles and delicately flavoured foods.
SERVING TEMPERATURE:best served at around 12°C.
KEEPS: about 4 years and even longer, if stored under ideal conditions and at a temperature no higher than 12°C.
Bottled at the origin by Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo s.p.a.Campobello di Licata (AG) Italy