Almerita Brut from the famous Sicilian producer Tasca d'Almerita. A Chardonnay based sparkling wine made by the classical method and aged on the lees for 24 months. Each vintage is unique because of the artisanal production process. This vintage has a fine and continuous perlage, with a delicate creaminess to the palate.
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|Classification||Spumante Contea di Sclafani D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry sparkling white wine - Methodo Classico|
|Maturation||On lees in the bottles 24 months|
|Bouquet||Rich fragrant, fruity with yeast, ripe fruit, pineapple.|
|Taste||Soft creamy, delicate, on the whole harmonious and balanced, persistent and pleasant.|
|Pairs with||Great as an aperitif. Ideal with appetizers, cold cuts and salami, risotto, fish, fried food, fresh cheeses. Serve at 6-8 C.|
The Chardonnay vines for the Almerita Brut sparkling wine have an age of 20 years and grow in the Tasca d'Almerita vineyards at the Regaleali Estate south of Palermo in central Sicily at altitude of around 500 m. An area where exposure, altitude, atmospheric temperature range, ventilation all come together to determine the precious interplay between plant and soil which give wines with freshness, complexity and elegance.
The grapes were manually harvested, carefully sorted, destemmed and pressed followed by fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation. After the primary fermentation the wine was bottled and had its second fermentation and ageing in the bottles for 24 months on the lees.
Perlage: Fine and continuous.
Colour: Intense golden yellow.
Bouquet: Rich fragrant, fruity with yeast, ripe fruit and pineapple.
Taste: Soft creamy, delicate, on the whole harmonious and balanced, persistent and pleasant.
Longevity 5-10 years.