Catarratto Chardonnay Bianca 1

Catarratto Chardonnay

IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) Terre Siciliane

Grapes used: Catarratto (50%), Chardonnay (50%).
The Catarratto grapes come from vineyards situated at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, while the Chardonnay grapes are grown at 350 m.
Harvest: Chardonnay: 7th - 8th August; Catarratto: 2th - 3th October.
Bottling: Single batch.
 
FERMENTATION
Method: Temperature-controlled, in stainless steel tanks.,
Temperature: 16 - 18°C.
Duration: 10 - 12 days.
Malolactic: No.

TASTING NOTES
Bright straw-yellow color with greenish edges.
Generous, assertive bouquet.
Fresh, mouth-filling palate that strikes an excellent balance between acidity, flavor and volume.
 
ACCOMPANIMENT
Serve at 16 - 20°C. with meat-or fish-based dishes. Excellent with hard cheeses.
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Catarratto: Sicilian native white berry wine, it is mostly present in the area near Trapani. Its origin is lost in the mists of time and its one of the oldest vine varieties present in Sicily. Its name means “abundance” because of the large quantity of grapes the vine produces.

 

Chardonnay: Originally from Burugundy, Chardonnay is the most present international vine variety in Sicily, thanks to the perfect microclimate of the island and its clay soil.

The fruit is characterized by medium-sized grapes with tender yellow peel.

From the vinification process it is obtained a fruity scented wine with and elegant and harmonious flavor and a good alcoholic degree

 

AWARDS

2016 - MONDIAL DES VINS EXTREMES - annata 2015: 85/100

2016 - VINI VERONELLI - annata 2014: 87/100

2016 - WINE ENTHUSIAST - annata 2015: 86/100

2014 - VINI VERONELLI - annata 2012: 87/100

2010 - BRUXELLES - annata 2008: Medaglia d'Oro

2010 - VINITALY - annata 2008: Medaglia d'Oro

2010 - SELEZIONE DEL SINDACO - annata 2008: Medaglia d'Argento