Firriato - Gaudensius - Blanc de Blancs - Etna DOC Metodo Classico Brut

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Quality soil acknowledgement and know how regarding the interaction between Vineyard-Land are the keys to intepret Firriato’s work in all its estates. This working conduct is much more evident in the Cavanera Etnea estate, where the winery produces Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs, spumante produced according to the classic method employing white grapes of Carricante and Chardonnay. Carricante grapes are tipycal of the Etna volcano and grow in the Cavanera Etnea estate, while Chardonnay grapes express all the hilly features of a cru growing in the Borgo Guarine estate, within the Trapani countryside, where these grapes can be used for the base wine of the Spumante just like those growing in the Champagne region. Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs represents the perfect union of two different terroir belonging to the same island

CLASSIFICATION: Terre Siciliane Bianco Spumante GRAPE VARIETY: Carricante and Chardonnay VINEYARD LOCATION: Trapani Countryside - Borgo Guarini estate for Chardonnay, Etna- Cavanera Etnea estate for Carricante EXPOSURE: North at 200 mt. a.s.l in the Borgo Guarini estate, North-east at 650 m a.s.l in the Cavanera Etnea estate TYPE OF SOIL: Volcanic, highly draining in the Cavanera Etnea estate, clayey soil with humus presence in the Borgo Guarini estate TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot, permanent cordon PLANTS PER HECTARE: 4.000 YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE): 60 kg HARVEST PERIOD: 1st and the 2nd week of September for Chardonnay, Hand-picking, 2nd week of October for Carricante VINIFICATION: Soft pressing of whole grapes and fermentation at controlled temperature, second fermentation in bottle PRODUCTION METHOD: Classic method SECOND FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 16 °C AGEING: In bottle, in contact with the yeasts for over 32 months DOSAGE: Brut ALCOHOL: 12.60 % vol. | PH: 3.16 (average) | TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.75 g/l (average) SUGARS: 6 g/l (average) 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: 2014 PRODUCTION OF VINTAGE YEAR: 18.000 bottles FORMATS: 75 cl and 1.5 L SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8°C GLASS: For important Spumante wines COLOR Straw yellow color tending to golden. NOSE Fresh and elegant, complex bouquet of white fruits, acacia flower, hazelnut and honey fragrances exalted by mineral notes. PALATE Delicate, elegantly concentred, expressing great fineness, characterised by great aromatic persistence on the palate. CHARACTERISTICS: elegance and aromatic intensity together with persistent perlage characterise Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs defining it as an outstanding Spumante, the flagship among other Sicilian spumante.

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