Butera, central-southern Sicily
10° - 12° C
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The best bunches of Insolia from limestone-rich vineyards 350 metres above sea level, are harvested in the first light of dawn and kept in refrigerated cells for 3 days, in order to keep intact the entire aromatic spectrum of the vine. Soft pressing followed by fermentation in wood (50%) and in steel (50%). The wine stays on all the lees with weekly battonage for about 8 months, and is then blended. Subsequent ageing in bottle for another 6-8 months.
colour: golden straw yellow, light and bright, with light green reflections.
bouquet: broad and sophisticated bouquet, with notes of minerals and flowers (broom), accompanied by hints of apricot and pear. Closes with a slight menthol-like balsamic note and spices such as white pepper.
flavour: fresh, intense and with good persistence. A surprising finish with marked minerality, which was already pre-announced on the nose.
Ideal pairing with fresh cheeses and raw fish.