The Enrica Spadafora from the renowned organic wine producer Dei Principi di Spadafora is a unique luminous yellow sparkling wine made from Grillo grapes according to the classical method with a slow fermentation on the yeast for 30 months in the bottles. A wine with an abundance of fine and persistent bubbles and an extreme freshness.
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|Wine style||White sparkling wine - classical method.|
|Pairs with||Excellent as an aperitif sparkling wine, exceptional with raw food, fish, baked fish and shellfish. Serve at 10 C.|
|Bouquet||Fresh and sweet as fruit. Pierced by a mineral streak, nuts and bread essence.|
|Taste||Extreme freshness. Beautiful acid trail supported by a superb structure.|
|Producer||Dei Principi di Spadafora|
|Maturation||12 months in stainless steel tanks followed by slow fermentation in bottle on the less for 30 months.|
|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.P.|
The Grillo vines for the Enrica Spadafora sparkling wine grow in the sandy and clay vineyards of Spadafora in contrada Virzì in Monreale to the southwest of Palermo in western Sicily.
The grapes are grown at a height of 400 m above sea level and are subject to a temperature variation of 10-15°C, between day and night which improves the acid sugar balance in the grapes.
Harvesting of the Grillo grapes, which is done manually, starts at around six o'clock in the morning so as to have a low temperature of around 17°C. The grapes are then stripped, using a rotating eccentric screw pump, and drop into a heat exchanger, which further lowers the temperature by 10-15°C.
Vinification and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless vats for 12 months prior to tirage, which prompts the slow fermentation on the lees in the bottles. The bottles are kept in racks for 30 months (42 months total from harvest) to acquire that unmistakable bouquet of the finished wine.