Area: The districts of Butera and Riesi in the Province of Caltanissetta
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol level: 13% vol.
Vinification and ageing: The must from grapes picked during the first week in August began its fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 20°C (68°F.). It was then partly racked into medium toast oak 350 liter (92 gallon) tonneaux where it continued to ferment for about 20 days. Long maturation on its own lees was followed by a few months’ bottle ageing.
Colour: Straw-yellow with pale golden highlights.
Bouquet: Broad, with hints of pineapple, mango and ripe fruit, underpinned by sweetish vanilla tones.
Flavour: Dry yet well-balanced, with an elegant touch of toasted almonds o setting the fruity notes. Good zesty acidity and velvety fruit.
Serving temperature: Serve at around 12°C (54°F.).
Food matches: Excellent as an aperitif, with fish-based dishes or with white meats.
Organoleptic characteristics: Straw yellow. It offers intense herbaceous perceptions of gorse, thyme and bay leaf, wrapped in flavors of pear, tropical fruit and hazelnut. Consistent on the palate, which is generous in its aromas, structured and fresh, with long salt and citrus scent.