Almerita Extra Brut

An Extrabrut for the most demanding lovers of sparkling wines. Slow, extremely slow ageing, no hurry – artisanal. It took 36 months on the lees to reach the desired complexity and elegance, with the unmistakable scent of Chardonnay and the territory it interprets.

 
 
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Almerita Extra Brut
Almerita Extra 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:
62 ql.
Harvest period:
18th August 2009.
Weather conditions:
Mild and dry Winter. Warm and Rainy Spring, long and mild Summer.
Production method:
Classic method with refermentation in bottle.
Fermentation temperature:
16/18°C.
Malolactic fermentation:
Not developed.
Ageing:
36 months on lees.
Degorgement:
June 2011.
Dosage:
Extra Brut.
Alcohol content:
13% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.27- TA 6.80 g/l - RS 5.90 g/l - TE 25.20 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Golden yellow.

Perlage:

Fine and continuous and very persistent.

Bouquet:

Crisp, hints of bread crust are blended with fruits and honey fragrances.

Taste:

Se creamy consistence exalt its complexity and harmonic balance.
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2013
Giornale di Sicilia - Vini di Sicilia
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Cinque Stelle
2007
 
 

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.