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Santannella

Santannella

The union of a typical variety from southern Italy, the Fiano, with the intriguing Chenin Blanc from the Loira region, in France. Two varieties that meet in Sicily resulting in a wine that captivates for its elegance, fragrance and minerality.

Formats 75 cl 1,5 l
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Territory of origin

Menfi, south-east of Sicily

Grape variety

70% Fiano, 30% Chenin Blanc

Classification

Terre Siciliane IGT

Harvest time

Fiano: 2nd week of september
Chenin Blanc: 4th week of august

Vinification

After cryomaceration at 5-8°C for 4/6 hours, the Fiano ages in barrique for 4 months, the Chenin Blanc ages in steel vats for 6 months; then in the bottle for 4 months.

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70% Fiano, 30% Chenin Blanc

Terroir

Vineyards are stretched along south and south-east facing hills on medium-textured limestone soils

Altitude

200 - 350mt above sea level

Vine density

Espalier-grown and guyot-pruned, planting density is of 4000-4500 plants/ha.

ALCOHOL X% by VOLUME

13,5% vol

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Winemaker's advices

Tasting notes

The wine is straw-yellow with intense golden reflections. The aroma is intense, with scents of ripe fruits, almonds and hazelnuts. On the palate it is intense and full, with a minerality rendering it very pleasant.

Fresh

Structured

Dry

Sweet

Pairings

Pasta with shirimps and pistachio

Pasta with shirimps and pistachio

White meat

White meat

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

Products

The ability
to choose

The study on the grapes’ behavior and the intense micro-vinification activities have led to the introduction of several wines into the product line, some of which, unique for the Sicilian panorama.