MARIA COSTANZA Still White Wine Sicilia D.O.P.

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MARIA COSTANZA Still White Wine Sicilia D.O.P.

  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2019

    Vintage: 2017

    Gold medal


  • Five Star Wines

    Verona - Italia - April 2018

    Vintage: 2017

    91/100


  • Concours Mondial

    Bruxelles - Belgium - April 2017

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeuax - France - April 2017

    Vintage: 2015

    Bronze medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2016

    Vintage: 2015

    Medaglia d'oro


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2015

    Vintage: 2014

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2014

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2014

    Vintage: 2012

    Silver medal


  • Challenge International du Vin

    Bordeaux - April 2014

    Vintage: 2013

    Bronze medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bordeaux - June 2013

    Vintage: 2012

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2013

    Vintage: 2012

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2009

    Vintage: 2007

    Silver medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - April 2009

    Vintage: 2007

    Gold medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - April 2007

    Vintage: 2005

    Bronze medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - April 2006

    Vintage: 2005

    Silver medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - June 2000

    Vintage: 1999

    Gold medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - June 1998

    Vintage: 1996

    Bronze medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - June 1997

    Vintage: 1995

    Bronze medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - April 1996

    Vintage: 1995

    Silver medal


  • 14° CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE - EXPO FOOD

    Milano - November 1995

    Vintage: 1994

    Gold medal


  • 1° CONCORSO DEI VINI DI SICILIA

    Milazzo - December 1994

    Vintage: 1993

    Silver medal


  • 13° CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE - EXPO FOOD

    Milano - November 1994

    Vintage: 1993

    Gold medal



Variety:

Inzolia dominant supported by the some selected Chardonnay biotypes

Soil:

Ninotta and Milici. Plateau of marl origin with high clay component strongly calcareous

Vine's training:

guyot

Harvest:

end of August for the Chardonnay, mid September for the Inzolia

Harvest method:

manual in small crates of 14 kg

Vinification:

the grapes were gently pneumatically pressed. The must was racked and fermented at controlled temperature with selected yeasts, partly in stainless steel vats (90%) and a small portion (10%) in oak barriques

Refining:

During the maturation lasting about 6 months, the wine was constantly subjected to bâtonnage to promote lysis of the yeasts. Final aging in the bottle for 2 months aproximately

Alcohol content:

13% by Volume

Description:

The Maria Costanza White represents a milestone in the history of Sicilian viticulture. Our winery was infact the first to create the blend of Inzolia and Chardonnay which gave life to this elegant white wine.

WINEMAKING

The refrigerated run juice is submitted to a natural cold clarification for 12-24 hours, after that the fermentation process starts.

Part of the resulting musts are fermented in stainless steel vats at low temperature and part in oak barriques, especially selected for the maturation of white wines.

The wine does not go trough malolactic fermentation and it matures on the lees until the following spring, constantly subjected to bâtonnage. The wine refines at least  2 months in bottle before releasing.

SENSORY PROFILE

A beautiful straw yellow color with greenish hints. It opens with an aromatic vegetable with evident notes of lemon balm and green citrus, closing with hints of unripe pineapple. In the mouth it is full and structured, soft and warm at the same time.