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Santa Maria La Nave Millesulmare Sicilia Bianco Sicily 2017

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Santa Maria La Nave Millesulmare Sicilia Bianco Sicily 2017

  • Grapes Grecanico Dorato 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Sicily
  • Abv 13 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 1.2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: In Conversion
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Vincenzo Calì
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, delivering an explosive aromatic entrance. Etnean apple gives way to delicate accents of white peach, pineapple and citrus notes. Vanilla and white pepper is underpinned by its distinctive minerality. Dry, with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely persistent finish.

The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed, obtaining 60% of first pressed juice. The must was cold settled at 10°C for 36 hours prior to being inoculated with indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 18 to 20°C, preserving the aromatic content. The wine was then racked, followed by a weekly stirring (bâtonnage) of the fine lees. The cool temperatures stabilised the tartaric acid, making the final wine less acidic and softer on the palate. After a light clarification and filtration, the wine was bottled and aged for several months.

A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, delivering an explosive aromatic entrance. Etnean apple gives way to delicate accents of white peach, pineapple and citrus notes. Vanilla and white pepper is underpinned by its distinctive minerality. Dry, with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely persistent finish.

More Information
CountryItaly
Vintage2017
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The tiny one-hectare vineyard is situated on the north western slopes of Mount Etna, at an altitude of 1,100 metres - one of the highest vineyards in Europe. Following a 15 year massal selection of local plants, the Grecanico Dorato vines planted are from several ancient clones grafted on Richter 110 and Paulsen 1103 rootstocks. The climate provides warm, dry days during the summer, with significant diurnal temperature variation during the ripening period; during the summer the day time temperatures can reach 35°C and drop to just over 1°C at night, encouraging a gradual ripening process resulting in rich flavours, balancing acidity and aromatic complexity. The highly organic soil has significant residues of old lave flow, imparting marked minerality in the resulting wine. The vines are predominantly trained on the Guyot trellising system. The vines are farmed using organic methods and is in conversion to organic certification. Manually harvested.

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