Our white grapes become this orange wine with the intense and pleasant frangrance of Candia Aromathic Malvasia that perfectly suits tasty dishes
Appellation: white wine
Description: orange wine, intensly aromathic, slightly tannic, salty. Suitable for middle-long ageing.
Matching: it goes well with tasty first courses without tomato, excellent with carbonara and saffron risotto. Ideal with shrimps and prawns shaded with the same wine, excellent pairing with smoked raw fish dishes (sword or tuna), important fish cooked in the oven, blue fish, omelettes with vegetables, white meat roasts and spicy white meat like chicken with curry , rabbit at the East and oriental cuisine in general. Excellent with fatty meats such as lard and bacon.
Service: we suggest serving the wine at 15 °, pouring slowly: it may contain a slight residue.
Grapes: Malvasia aromatica di Candia 40%, Ortrugo (40%), other white grapes (20%). Medium vineyard age: 40 years.
Vintage: in our territory the 2017 vintage has been characterized by high summer temperatures and an almost total lack of precipitation. This prolonged drought caused very low yields in the vineyard, but allowed us to obtain very healthy grapes. The season started in advance but had a sudden stop at the end of April due to a lowering of temperatures which caused ruinous frosts in many vineyards, fortunately not ours! The harvest was very early compared to normal.
In the vineyard: during the year we made 3 treatments based on the hydroxide of copper, the last addition with wettable sulfur. Last treatment 30th July only with seaweed. Total metal copper used 0.9 Kg / ha.
Harvest: manual in 18 kg boxes, 9 September
Vinification: Manual sorting of the bunches before crushing, spontaneous fermentation in open vat outside the cellar without any addition. 20 days maceration with frequent punching down. Racking when fermentation was complete. No decanting. Manual bottling in light Bordeaux without added sulphites. The first 100 bottles closure with natural cork and beeswax, the other bottles with Nomacorc.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Total sulfur: 13 mg / l