This is the most wide-spread white grape variety in the world
that discovered an ideal environment in Sicily for producing
wines possessing richness and aromatic intensity.
Acate in the province of Ragusa. The grape prefers more
barren terrain with lots of sunlight. The type of farming is
“Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where
there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
100% Chardonnay. It is an average – to late varietal with
maturity reached around the end of August.Collected from
the grapes, the vinification is partially covered by the air (a
technique called “semi-reduction”), the settling is natural, and
the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 60
degrees for 13 days in steel tanks. 15% of the must matures
in wooden French barriques. Successively, the 2
components are united and conclude their maturation in
steel. Finally, there is filtration, stabilization, and bottling.
Color: Straw yellow with hints of gold.Bouquet: Intense and
persistent, with hints of pineapple, tropical fruits and vanilla
that tend towards acacia nectar with aging.Flavor:
Harmonious and balanced, with pleasant viscosity that
balances the delicate acidity.
This wine goes well with antipasto of raw seafoods, first
courses of pasta with vegetables, and second courses of
white meats. It should be tried paired with creamy soups
such as cream of potato soup of Siracusa.
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