Classification: IGT Sicilia
Number of bottles: 13.000
Place of production: Castiglione di Sicilia
Name of vineyard: Sotto Cantina
Yield per hectare: 75 quintals per hectare
System of cultivation: pruned cordon
Vine density: 5,700 plants
Vinification: in steel at controlled temperature 26-28° C.
Maceration: with skins for about 18-20 days
Ageing: 12 months in medium high toasted French oak barriques (40% new). After 12 months in bottles
Total acidity: 5,3 g/Lt
Type of soil: lavic
Time of harvest: second week in September
Ardenza is a very particular rich ruby red wine, pure Mondeuse, a grape typical of Upper Savoy. Enchanting from the first smell of its extraordinary, elegant bouquet. Fresh vegetal notes lead on to intense, fruity hints of morello, cherry and blueberry, which blend well with pleasant, fine mineral and spicy scents. Pleasantly creamy on the palate, it is well sustained by dense noble tannins and a pleasing full-bodied taste. Long lasting, persistent aftertaste.