A seal of love between people and grape varieties. Nozze d’Oro is Conte Giuseppe Tasca’s tribute to his wife France after 50 years of marriage. And it was also a bond between Inzolia and Tasca Sauvignon – a clone that has existed at the Estate since the end of the Great War. A blend that – like a fortunate relationship – knows how to be youthfully fresh and rich in complexity after many years.
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Estate: Regaleali – Palermo – Sicily
Varietals: Inzolia 72% , Sauvignon Tasca 28%
Vineyard: Inzolia from Barbabietole vineyard (8.4 ha), Sauvignon Tasca from Santa Tea vineyard (2.25 ha).
Inzolia from Barbabietole vineyard, Sauvignon Tasca from Santa Tea vineyard
Soil: Inzolia on clay and calcareous soil, Sauvignon on fine grained sandstone.
Year Planted: Barbabietole 1972, Santa Tea 2001
Elevation: Inzolia 500 meters, Sauvignon 700 meters
Training system: Espalier
Pruning system: Guyot
Vine density: 3500 for Inzolia (on average), 4160 for Sauvignon
Yeld: 7.600 Kg/ha
Harvest: Inzolia September 23 , Sauvignon Semptember 1
Spring was cold with a good amount of precipitations, allowing for a good development of the vine and a good grape ripening process. Summer was cool with an absence of rain. The grapes ripened slowly, which allowed a harvest in the ideal period for estate, with excellent results.
Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks and cold maceration for Sauvignon Tasca,for all in steel tanks with autochthonous yeasts
Fermentation temperature: 16-18° C
Duration of fermentation: 15 days
Malolactic fermentation: No
Aging: 4-5 months in stainless steel tanks on yeasts, in bottle for 6 months.
Alcohol Volume: 13%
Total acidity: 5.90 g/l
Residual sugar: 3.80 g/l
Total dry extract: 24.00 g/l