Color: Straw yellow with hints of gold.Bouquet: Intense andpersistent, with hints of pineapple, tropical fruits and vanillathat tend towards acacia nectar with aging.Flavor:Harmonious and balanced, with pleasant viscosity thatbalances the delicate acidity.
Wine Maker Notes
Acate in the province of Ragusa. The grape prefers more barren terrain with lots of sunlight. The type of farming is "Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.100% Chardonnay. It is an average – to late varietal with maturity reached around the end of August.Collected from the grapes, the vinification is partially covered by the air (a technique called "semi-reduction”), the settling is natural, and the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 60 degrees for 13 days in steel tanks. 15% of the must matures in wooden French barriques. Successively, the 2 components are united and conclude their maturation in steel. Finally, there is filtration, stabilization, and bottling.
This wine goes well with antipasto of raw seafoods, firstcourses of pasta with vegetables, and second courses ofwhite meats. It should be tried paired with creamy soupssuch as cream of potato soup of Siracusa.
This is the most wide-spread white grape variety in the world that discovered an ideal environment in Sicily for producing wines possessing richness and aromatic intensity.