Sicilia IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta)
Grillo and Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: Delicious notes of citrus fruits, with white
peach, medlar and pineapple. Round texture, yet fresh, with full
fruit flavors, kept fresh by well balanced acidity and intensity
that draws out the finish.
Serving temperature: 50°F
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Tartaric acidity: 5.7 g/l
Local area: Favarotta
Town: Campobello di Licata
Altitude: between 755 and 853 feet above sea level and five
miles from the coast; unique micro-climate, day/night temperature
fluctuation of up to 20 degrees due to the sea breeze.
Geological characteristics: hilly terrain, mainly calcareous
Training method: free and guyot spurred cordon.
Planting density: 1,600 plants per acre.
Yield per acre: 1.9 tons.
Harvest: Chardonnay between the third week of August and the
first of September. Grillo the first week of September.
Harvesting method: by hand using small crates.
Vinification: After de-stemming and crushing, the temperature of
the grapes is dropped to 46-50ºF for the maceration. A light
pressing follows, after which the free-run wine is separated and
decanted through the process of natural sedimentation at low
Aging: Five months on the lees in temperature-controlled
stainless steel tanks and at least 3-4 months in bottle.
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