TERRITORY OF ORIGIN - Western Sicily, between the municipalities of Salemi and Gibellina, Tenuta di Risignolo.
TYPE - White.
CLASSIFICATION - IGT Terre Siciliane.
SOIL - Mixed composition, mostly siliceous-clayey.
ALTITUDE - Around 300 meters above sea level
VINEYARDS - Raised in espalier and sapling with a density of over 5,000 plants per hectare.
CLIMATE - Mild and rainy winters with very dry and breezy springs and summers with a strong temperature range.
GRAPE HARVEST - Manual and morning, at perfect ripeness, during the first fortnight of September.
VINIFICATION - From the grapes, further selected during the harvest, about 55% of flower must is obtained which slowly ferments in small new oak barrels for about 40 days.
MATURATION - At the end of November the wine is decanted, with its own yeasts, in cement vats etrified in cool cellars where it continues its evolution until late spring.
AGING - For at least three months in bottle at controlled temperature.
TASTING Color - straw yellow with faint greenish reflections. Bouquet - floral, slightly vanilla and complex. Taste - broad, velvety, lively, with great structure and persistence.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - 12.5% - 13.0% in vol.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE - 10 ° - 12 ° C.
FOOD PAIRINGS - Accompanies good fish dishes, noble crustaceans and tasty white meats.
STORAGE - Bottle lying in a cool place (15 ° C) away from light.
DURATION - Over four years if stored in suitable cellars.
FORMATS - 75 cl bottle. and 1.5 lt.
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION - 2001 vintage.