2022 – Chardonnay 100%
Sicilia Denominazione di Origine Controllata
This Chardonnay cannot shun the praise
bestowed on it for being first Sicilian,
then Chardonnay. The bright white that is the color
of its origins, the root of every eventuality,
every evolution, the primal purity,
the sum total of every color, the chalk soil
of Cristo di Campobello.
Grapes harvested between the second
and the third decade of August 2022.
No. of bottles produced: 16.098
Released: August 2023
Hilly terrain, mainly calcareous and chalky with dark patches, 260 meters above sea level.
Plants per hectare: 4.000
Yield per hectare: 90 ql.
Alcohol content: 13,50% vol
Total acidity: 6,20 g/l
pH: 3,30 – Dry extract: 25,00 g/l
Serving temperature: 9 – 11°C
Hand harvesting in small crates. After de-stemming and crushing, the temperature of the grapes is dropped to 8 – 10ºC for the maceration. A light pressing follows, after which the free-run wine is separated and decanted through the process of natural sedimentation at low temperature. The selected yeasts are inoculated by alcoholic fermentation – initiated in stainless steel vats then racked to oak barrels where the process is completed. 3-4 months on the lees, with weekly bâtonnage, and 8 – 12 months in bottle
“Fragrant, with aromas of citrus fruits and flowers and hints of butter, mango and yellow plum on a vanilla-tinged base. Soft and full, well defined by freshness and enhanced flavors, in perfect harmony and with a long-lasting finish. This wine can be cellared over 10 years.”