Chardonnay Vigna San Francesco 2017 Tasca d'Almerita
Chardonnay Vigna San Francesco 2017 is a white wine from Sicily produced by the Tasca d'Almerita winery. It is the result of an interesting project of the company implemented in 1985 by Lucio Tasca, the first to believe in the potential of the international grape variety in this terroir. He decided to plant five hectares in the lower part of the San Francesco hill, at about 500 metres above sea level, on deep, clayey, sandy and slightly calcareous soils capable of giving great flavour and minerality to the grapes, with a south/west exposure. This wine is fermented in 350-litre French Allier and Tronçais oak barrels, where it is matured for a period of 8 months, 70% first passage and 30% second passage. Tasca d'Almerita's 2017 Vigna San Francesco Chardonnay shows an intense straw yellow colour to the eye. The nose is intense and complex with aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, cinnamon and white rose. On the palate it is very fresh, balanced with a slightly savoury finish. Of the highest quality, one of the greatest oenological expressions of the whole of Sicily.
DENOMINATION: County of Sclafani DOC
REGION: Sicily (Italy)
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay.
VINIFICATION: Alcoholic fermentation in 350-litre French oak barrels, without malolactic fermentation. Aging 8 months in 350 litre French oak barrels, 70% new and 30% second passage