Almerita Brut

Born in 1990 as a sparkling wine for the friends of Count Giuseppe, the production has increased in proportion to the number of people who hold in esteem. Today it is the sparkling wine for all the friends of the Tasca d'Almerita Company, brut millesimato produced with 100% Chardonnay grapes. It is considered one of the best Italian sparkling wines, with a well-defined personality, rich in energy.

 
 
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Almerita Brut
Almerita Brut
Grapes:
Chardonnay
Appellation:
Contea di Sclafani D.O.C - Sparkling Wine.
Production area:
Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily.
Vineyards:
"Cava Rina" Ha 11.
Soil:
Sandy.
Age of vineyard:
1995.
Altitude of vineyards:
500 m a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure:
South-West.
Training system:
Espalier.
Pruning system:
Spurred Cord.
Vines per Ha:
4,200.
Yield per Ha:
65 ql.
Harvest period:
20th of August 2010.
Weather conditions:
Rainy and cold Winter, cool and rainy Spring, hot and dry Summer till the harvest of the Chardonnay. Good temperature range during ripening season.
Production method:
Classic method with refermentation in bottle.
Fermentation temperature:
14/16°C.
Malolactic fermentation:
Totally run.
Ageing:
On yeasts in the bottle for 24 months.
Degorgement:
May 2013.
Dosage:
Brut.
Alcohol content:
13.00% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.55 - TA 6.00 g/l - RS 6.10 g/l - TE 24.80 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Golden yellow.

Perlage:

Fine and continuous.

Bouquet:

Rich, fruity and crisp.

Taste:

Soft, creamy, delicate, balanced and persistent.
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2014
Guida ai Vini 2014 del Giornale di Sicilia
-
Cinque Stelle
2010
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2010
Gambero Rosso - Bollicine d'Italia
-
Le migliori Bollicine d'Italia
20006
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2009
Concorso Enologico Spumanti d'Italia
Valdobbiadene
Nastro d'Argento
2006
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2008
Cucina & Vini - Bere Spumante
-
Cinque Sfere
2004
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2008
Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
-
Cinque Stelle
2004
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2008
7° Concorso Nazionale Spumanti d'Italia
Valdobbiadene
Diploma di Merito
2005
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2007
6° Concorso Enologico Nazionale Spumanti d'Italia
Valdobbiadene
Nastro d'Argento
2004
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2006
Gambero Rosso - Spumanti d'Italia 2006
Roma
350 grandi Spumanti d'Italia
2002
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2006
Cucina & Vini Bere Spumante 2006
-
Cinque Sfere
2002
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2005
4° Concorso Nazionale Spumanti d'Italia 2005
-
Diploma di Merito
2002
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2004
Gambero Rosso "Almanacco del Berebene 2004"
Roma
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
2000
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2003
Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Gran Menzione
1998
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
1999
Gambero Rosso Guida "Spumanti d'Italia 1999"
Roma
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
-
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
1997
Vinexpo 1997 - Challenge Internatational du Vin
Bordeaux
Medaglia di Bronzo
1994
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
1997
Vinitaly 1997
Verona
Diploma di Gran Medaglia d'Oro
1994
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
1996
Vinitaly 1996 - "Intern. Packaging Competition"
Verona
Diploma di etichetta d'Argento
-
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
1995
Vinitaly 1995 - 3° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Diploma di Medaglia d'Oro
1992
 
 

CHARDONNAY

CHARDONNAY

One of the best-known white varieties, this grape of French origin has a long history in northern Italy, but until recently was not much planted in the south. Clusters are fairly small, cylindrical and winged. The round, smallish berries are thick-skinned and golden yellow in colour. It's a tremendously aristocratic grape, unanimously considered among the most refined of the white varieties. Unlike most other 'noble' grapes, it combines its notable sensory qualities with robust health and relative ease of cultivation: it's resistant to cold, but makes itself at home in hot climates too. It flowers and matures early, thus avoiding the threat of diseases linked to cold and autumn humidity.