Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs is a spumante produced according to the classic method employing white grapes of Carricante and Chardonnay: Carricante grapes are tipycal of the Etna volcano and grow in the Cavanera Etnea estate, while Chardonnay grapes express all the hilly features of a cru growing in the Borgo Guarine estate, within the Trapani countryside.
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CLASSIFICATION Terre Siciliane Bianco Spumante
GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay - Carricante
VINEYARD LOCATION Trapani Countryside - Borgo Guarini estate for Chardonnay, Etna- Cavanera Etnea estate for Carricante
EXPOSURE North at 200 mt. a.s.l in the Borgo Guarini estate, North-east at 650 m a.s.l in the Cavanera Etnea estate
TYPE OF SOIL Volcanic, highly draining in the Cavanera Etnea estate, clayey soil with humus presence in the Borgo Guarini estate
TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot, permanent cordon
PLANTS PER HECTARE 4.000 YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE) 60 kg
HARVEST PERIOD 1st and the 2nd week of September for Chardonnay, Hand-picking, 2nd week of October for Carricante
VINIFICATION Soft pressing of whole grapes and fermentation at controlled temperature, second fermentation in bottle
PRODUCTION METHOD Classic method
SECOND FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 16 °C
AGEING In bottle, in contact with the yeasts for over 32 months
ALCOHOL 12.56 % vol.
PH 3.16 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY 6.75 g/l (average)
SUGARS 6 g/l (average)
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: 2014
PRODUCTION OF VINTAGE YEAR 18.000 bottles
SERVING TEMPERATURE 8°C
GLASS For important Spumante wines
Color: straw yellow color tending to golden.
Nose: fresh and elegant, complex bouquet of white fruits, acacia flower, hazelnut and honey fragrances exalted by mineral notes.
Palate: delicate, elegantly concentred, expressing great fineness, characterised by great aromatic persistence on the palate.
Perlage: fine and concentrated.
Characteristics: elegance and aromatic intensity together with persistent perlage characterise Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs defining it as an outstanding Spumante , the flagship among other Sicilian spumante.