This unique Brut wine is produced in the hinterland of Palermo from Grecanico and Chardonnay grapes cultivated at more than 500 metres above sea level. Duca Brut is an elegant, complex wine with fruity scents developed in harmony with a distinct aroma of bread crust and is well-balanced, fresh and lively.
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TYPE - White Reserve Spumante.
CLASSIFICATION - Quality Spumante.
1st YEAR OF PRODUCTION - 1971.
PRODUCTION AREA - Central Sicily, Palermo hinterland.
SOIL - Mixed composition, traces of limestone.
ALTITUDE - More than 550 meters msl.
VINEYARDS - Upward-trained.
CLIMATE Mild winters with hot springs and summers with sharp differences in temperature.
VINTAGE By hand in the morning around the end of August, slightly early to preserve the acidity.
VINIFICATION Obtained from softly pressed whole grapes, using only the very first pressing must (55%), which is then fermented at low temperature. The wine is then further processed in pressure tanks with the “Charmat” bulk sparkling wine process.
AGEING After refermentation, it is left for at least 6 months in the pressure tanks on the lees.
MATURING - At least three months in bottle at controlled
TASTING Colour - pale yellow with clear greenish highlights. Aroma - pleasant and complex, well-balanced fruity aromas with clear scents of bread crust. Flavour - fresh, lively,well-balanced, with a great character and pleasantness.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - 12.0 v %.
MEAN ANNUAL PRODUCTION - 110,000 750-ml. bottles.
SERVING TEMPERATURE - 6° - 8° C.
RECOMMENDED GLASS - Transparent flutes.
RECOMMENDED WITH - Excellent aperitif, also enjoyable during meals.
STORING Reclined bottle in very cool wine cellar (13° C.) away from direct light.
LIFE - Spumante to be drunk in its youth, preferably two years at most.