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Donna Angelica

91 points Vinous di Antonio Galloni [2017]

Light straw yellow color, scents of white flowers and yellow fruit. Round taste, great freshness, sapidity and minerality.

Tech Sheet [PDF]

Typology

white

Classification

DOC Sicily

Grapes

Lucido 100%

Production area

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

Soil type

clay soil with a good amount of Limestone and balanced content of organic elements and nitrogen

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 the end of August to the last week of September, depending each year on the ripening of the grapes

Vinification

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

Ageing

8/10 months in stainless steel tanks in “sur lies” through batonnage, then in bottle for at least 3/4 months

Tasting notes

Visual: yellow straw
Olfactory: wide bouquet with fruity notes, especially apricot and white-fleshed fruit
Taste: fresh, intense and persistent with armonic saltinity and minerality

Pairing

perfect with fish and vegetables

Serving Temperature

12°/14° C