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 White Sparkling
GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay - Carricante
PRODUCTION AREA Tenuta Borgo Guarini Trapani for Chardonnay, Cavanera Etnea, for Carricante
SOIL TYPE Clayey base with humus (Tenuta Borgo GuarinI), volcanic, sandy with high drainage capacity (Tenuta cavanera Etnea)
EXPOSURE North (Tenuta Borgo Guarini) 200 meters s.l.m, North East (Tenuta Cavanera) 650 meters s.l.m.
TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot, permanent cordon
PLANTS PER HECTARE 4,000
YIELD PER HECTARE 60 kg
GRAPE HARVEST Manual, 1st-2nd decade of September for Chardonnay, 2nd decade of October for Carricante
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 16 ° C
VINIFICATION Soft pressing of whole grapes and fermentation at controlled temperature, refermentation in the bottle
REFINING In the bottle in the presence of yeasts for over 32 months, after putting on the tip and disgorgement
ALCOHOL CONTENT 12.56% vol.
PH 3.16 (medium value)
TOTAL ACIDITY 6.75 g / lt (medium value)
SUGAR 6 g / l (medium value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED 2014
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 18.000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE 8 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS From great sparkling wines
Color: golden straw yellow.
Smell: fresh, elegant and complex with notes of white fruits, acacia flowers, hazelnut, and honey enhanced by excellent mineral notes.
Palate: delicate, elegant and concentrated, it expresses pleasant hints of great finesse, is characterized by an exceptional permanence on the palate and a good aromatic persistence.
Characteristics: elegance and aromatic intensity, combined with the persistent perlage, characterize Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs as a champion among Sicilian sparkling wines.
Produced by Firriato Simple Agricultural Company - Paceco - ITALY