Suliccenti Insolia D.O.C. Vittoria

Suliccenti Insolia D.O.C. Vittoria

Suliccènti, in the dialect of eastern Sicily, signifies ‘sun from the west’. This white wine, from the Terre di Giurfo cantina, is characterized for its’ levels of refining and maturation. It is in fact, the exposition of the vines to the west, from which it originates, that confers a note that is distinct from many others.

TECHNICAL PROFILE

  • APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: Vittoria D.O.C.(Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guarantied).
  • TYPE OF WINE: White.
  • GRAPE SOURCE: Licodia Eubea (CT).
  • VARIETAL: 100% Insolia.
  • VINEYARD YEAR: 1998.
  • YIELD PER HECTARE: 80 quintals.
  • CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Espallier.
  • PLANTING DENSITY: 4000 / 5000 plants per hectare.
  • HARVEST PERIOD: Last mind of August.
  • VINIFICATION: In white with soft pressing.
  • FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless-steel, 150 hl. capacity.
  • FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 150°C.
  • AGEING: In stainless-steel for 4-6 months, refining in bottle.
  • BOTILING PERI OD: Mid march.
  • ALCOHOL TENT: 13% vol.
  • AGEING CAPACITY: 2 years.
TERRIOR
  • ALTITUDE: 550 meters above sea level.
  • MICROCLIMATE: Rainy winters moderate temperatures, and dry hot summers.
  • SOIL: Medium texture soil tending to compact, interspersed whit limy tufa.
ORGANOLECTIC PROFILE
  • COLOR: Straw-colored yellow.
  • BOUQUET: Floral hints of jasmine, and exotic fruit.
  • TASTE: Fresh, fruity, and dry. Well balanced acidity.
  • SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10 - 12°C.
  • FOOD TO PAIR WITH: Fish hors-d’oeuvres, simple and vegetables.

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