It has a fascinating golden yellow colour, with elegant hints of fresh flowers and fruit (melon, white prunes and (eaches) on a rare soft vanilla base. On the palate it is urprisingly elegant, flavourful, enveloping and very sure of itself and its well-deserved international fame.
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Classification IGT Sicilia
Grape varieties 50% Catarratto 50% Chardonnay
Vineyards location Trapani province - Soria Estate; 130-70 mt. a.s.l.
Soil composition clayey and calcareous
Training system Cordon trained, guyot
Nr vines per hectare n° 5.000 / 6.000
Yields per hectare 5.800 kg
Harvest I-II decades of September
Fermentation temperature 14°-16°C
Period of fermentation 20 - 25 days
Production method De-stemming, soft-pressing, a portion is fermented in french barriques
Alcohol 14% by vol.
Tasting notes Brillant golden colour ; wide aromatic spectrum with elegant hints of fresh flowers and fruits (iris, white plum, peach and melon in particular; delicate base of vanilla; Production 200.000 bottles
Glass Tulip-shaped goblets of medium size and height
Serving temperature 12/14° C.
Pairing Hors d'oeuvres and seafood: fish and shellfish; medium-age cheese and white meat
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