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Technical features

Classification Spumante, Brut

Variety 100% Nerello Mascalese

Number of bottles 1,446

Production Area Contrada Cottanera, Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude 750 mts as.

Average age of vines 30 years

Yield 6,000 kg/ha

System of cultivation Espalier

Vine density 5,700 plant/ha

Vinification gentle destemming and pressing, and cold maceration for about 24 hours.
Fermentation for at least 25% in small French oak barrels, with the wine remaining for a further 6 months in wild yeast during malolactic fermation; for the remaining part, in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 17°C.

Aging 38 months on yeasts.
Followed by 12 months in bottle.

Second Fermentation 22 July 2011

Disgorging 2 ottobre 2014

Alcohol at disgorging 12% vol.

pH at disgorging 3.20

Total Acidityn at disgorging 6.7 g/lt

Type of Soil Lava-alluvial

Time of Harvest first week of September

Harvesting Manual, with small crates

Sparkling /
Metodo Classico


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