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Technical features

Classification: IGT Sicilia 

Variety: Mondeuse

Number of bottles: 13.000

Place of production: Castiglione di Sicilia

Name of vineyard: Sotto Cantina

Altitude: 700

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

Alcohol: 13

PH: 3,44

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.


Tecnical notes 2009  (PDF, 205 Kb) Tecnical notes 2009 (PDF, 205 Kb)
Tecnical notes 2008  (PDF, 72 Kb) Tecnical notes 2008 (PDF, 72 Kb)
Tecnical notes 2007  (PDF, 73 Kb) Tecnical notes 2007 (PDF, 73 Kb)
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