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Astolfo

3 bicchieri Vini d'Italia [2015]

Fresh white wine with a perfect balance between salinity and minerality and a wide range of tropical fruit notes, like pineapple and cedar.

Tech Sheet [PDF]

Typology

white

Classification

DOC Sicily

Grapes

Grillo 100%

Production area

Mazara del Vallo (TP), northwestern Sicily (Italy)

Soil type

medium texture soil, rich in limestone and good mineral endowment

Altitude

200/250 meters a.s.l.

Viticulture

vertical trellis system with a medium-high plant density (5000 vines/ha)

Climate

insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breezy summers

Harvest period

from 1st to 2nd week of september, depending each year on the ripering of the grapes

Vinification

extremely soft pressing with membrane press, followed by static clarification of the must, fermentation at controlled temperatures (18°/20°C) partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in untoasted french oak barriques

Ageing

first 6 months of French oak barriques (ca 25% of the wine) in “sur lies”, then in bottle for at least 3/4 months

Tasting notes

Visual: bright yellow straw with greenish
reflections
Olfactory: wide fruity bouquet with notes of tropical fruit, especially pineapple and citron

Taste: fresh, intense and persistent with armonic saltinity and minerality

Pairing

excellent with starters and main courses of fish, shellfish and soft cheese

Serving Temperature

12°/13° C