Aromas of yellow stone fruit, citrus and Mediterranean herb leap out of the glass on this fragrant white.
The palate is more restrained but reflects the nose, offering ripe apricot, grapefruit and a suggestion of almond alongside bright acidity.
Tenuta Ficuzza, Piana degli Albanesi (PA), 700masl
Vineyards surrounded by woods, at 700 metres above sea level. Vineyards cultivated on hills at 700m asl, South-East exposure for Insolia, East exposure for Chardonnay, at a density of 5000 plants per hectare and yield of 60 hectoliters per hectare.
Manual harvest into cases in the first 10 days of September.
Cold pressing with skins for 12 hours at 8°C, pneumatic pressing, cold decanting, fermentation at 18°-20°C, period in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees for 4 months.
Aging in the bottle