Astolfo

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Typology: white.

Classification: DOC Sicilia

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

Alcohol content: 13,5%

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

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