Funaro Verdelicia Chardonnay Igp Bio
|Eye||Clear, brilliant straw yellow|
|Nose||Subtle nose with aromas of apples, citrus and exotic fruits|
|Mouth||Balanced and pleasantly structured on the palate, with refreshing acidity and lively aromas|
|Pairings||Asparagus, fish, starters|
|Appellation||Terre Siciliane IGP|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Terre Siciliane is the region-wide IGT title for Sicily. It was created in November 2011, to take the place of Sicilia IGT and sit underneath the newly-created Sicilia DOC. The name Terre Siciliane translates literally as "Sicilian lands".
The Chardonnay grapes for the wine come from the Salemi estate located at an altitude of about 170 meters above sea level. The terrain, which is hilly, is rich in organic substances and has a silty-clayey structure with chalk crystals which is typical of the area.
The grapes are harvested in mid August by hand in the coolest hours of the day.
After a careful selection, they are fermented in steel tanks and undergoes a brief low-temperature skin contact before it is crushes.
Fermentation lasts about 12 days at a temperature of about 15°C.
After the grapes are fermented, the wine is aged in steel tanks maintained at a constant temperature. Lastly, the wines aged in bottle for few months.