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Insolia e Chardonnay Calanìca, Duca di Salaparuta

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A fitting wine for an aperitif with friends, Calanìca Insolia & Chardonnay has an appealingly balanced nature. Careful work in vineyard and cellar lies behind this blend’s freshness, in which elegant Chardonnay aromas interweave with Insolia’s full-bodied charisma

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INSOLIA E CHARDONNAY CALANÌCA

I.G.T.

Production Area

Western Sicily, between Gibellina and Calatafimi

Grape Variety

Insolia - Chardonnay

Type

White

Classification

Typical geographical indication (I.G.T. Terre Siciliane)

Soil

Mixed composition, mostly siliceous-clay

Altitude

Around 300 metres above sea level.

Vineyard

Vertical shoot positioning trellised vines with density of over 4.500 plants per hectare

Climate

Mild and wet winters with very dry and windy summers, with wide temperature variations

Harvest

By hand, early morning at full ripeness, in the first fortnight of September for Insolia grape and second fortnight of August for Chardonnay

Vinification

Very soft pressing of grapes and use of only floral must. Slow fermentation at 16 - 17° C. for about 15 days and then long contact with yeasts

Ageing

In late november the two wines are mixed and left to rest at a controlled temperature until February in order to blend the specific characteristics. For at least one month in bottle at controlled temperature

Tasting Note

Colour: straw yellow with greenish tints

Bouquet: Intense and elegant, rich of hints of ripe fruit like apple, citron and grapefruit

Flavour: Lively, markedly fruity with clear freshness

Alcohol Content

11,5 % - 12,0 % vol

Serving Temperature

10° - 12° C

Recommended With

Excellent apertif, ideal with shellfish, seafood and fish dishes in general

Storage

In very cool places (13°-15°C) away from the light

Life

A wine which should be enjoyed within two years

1st Year of production

2008 harvest

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Insolia e Chardonnay Calanìca, Duca di Salaparuta

Insolia e Chardonnay Calanìca, Duca di Salaparuta

A fitting wine for an aperitif with friends, Calanìca Insolia & Chardonnay has an appealingly balanced nature. Careful work in vineyard and cellar lies behind this blend’s freshness, in which elegant Chardonnay aromas interweave with Insolia’s full-bodied charisma

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