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

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

  • 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 contribution of 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 about 14 kg

Vinification:

the grapes were gently pressed with pneumatic presses. After 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

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 so elegant white wine.

WINEMAKING

The refrigerated run juice is submitted to cold clarification for 12-24 hours after which starts the fermentation process. 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. Wines do not perform malolactic fermentation and they mature on the lees until the following spring, constantly subjected to "bâtonnage”. The wine refines at least 2 months in bottle before selling out.

SENSORY PROFILE

Intense straw yellow colour with greenish hints. It opens up with erbaceous spring notes and tones of white milky sap. Ripen yellow tropical fruits, closing with sweet yellow citrus fruits and citron. Final closure of romary notes. Well balanced sip, with a smooth incipit, long and lingering the end.