FEDERICO II REX SICILIE MILLESIME' - Classic Method Sparkling Wine

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FEDERICO II REX SICILIE MILLESIME' - Classic Method Sparkling Wine

  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - January 2020

    Vintage: 2011

    Gold medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg - June 2019

    Vintage: 2010

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2019

    Vintage: 2010

    Silver medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg - Bordeaux France - June 2018

    Vintage: 2010

    Gold medal


  • Concours Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2018

    Vintage: 2010

    Silver medal


  • Concours Mondial

    Bruxelles - Belgium - May 2017

    Vintage: 2008

    Gold medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg- Francia - May 2016

    Vintage: 2008

    Medaglia d'oro


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2015

    Vintage: 2006

    Medaglia d'argento


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg- Bordeaux - May 2015

    Vintage: 2008

    Medaglia d'oro


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - April 2014

    Vintage: 2006

    Gold medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bordeaux - June 2013

    Vintage: 2003

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2013

    Vintage: 2003

    Silver medal


  • Challenge International du Vin

    Bordeaux - April 2013

    Vintage: 2003

    Gold medal


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - November 2012

    Vintage: 2003

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2012

    Vintage: 2003

    Gold medal


  • CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE - VINITALY

    Verona - April 2011

    Vintage: 2003

    Bronze medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - April 2011

    Vintage: 2003

    Bronze medal


  • 9° CONCORSO NAZIONALE SPUMANTI D'ITALIA

    Valdobbiadene (Treviso) - July 2010

    Vintage: 2003

    Nastro d'Oro


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2009

    Vintage: 1999

    Silver medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - April 2009

    Vintage: 1999

    Bronze medal



Variety:

Chardonnay

Soil:

Milici, plateau, marl in origin with a major clay content, strongly calcareous

Vine's training:

tendone (pergola) and guyot

Harvest:

beginning of August

Harvest method:

manual in small crates of 14 kg

Vinification:

twhole-bunch pressing. Selection of the first pressing only. The musts were fermented at controlled temperature. Maturation partly in stainless steel vats and partly in oak barriques

Refining:

the cuvée was bottled and the liqueur de tirage was added to start the second fermentation. The bottles mature for at least 6/7years on the lees

Alcohol content:

12,5% by Volume

Description:

THE VINE’S SELECTION

The blend that gives life to our Federico II Vintage represents the perfect synthesis of the outcomes coming from the agronomic research held on the clones of Chardonnay for over forty years. This wine shows an impressive aging potential. We selected plants with diverse genetic profiles, using different cultivation methods, to obtain an excellent acidity and optimal sugar level in the grapes, in addition to well characterized flavours precursors.

WINEMAKING

The blending of the various cuvée harvested and vinified separately here becomes an “art". Like pieces they are joined together to create that mosaic of sensations typical of this wine with a long passage on the lees, which lasts over seven years.

This is a very complex and delicate phase that needs an expert oenological high precision work. The maturation of the bases (partly in oak barriques and partly in stainless steel vats) must be handled with accuracy to obtain sensory profiles of great potential.

SENSORY PROFILE

Fine and elegant, it has a pale straw yellow color with green notes. A very fine, continuous perlage along with a persistent crown. An excellent olfactory intensity in which we distinguish sweet hints of pastry, dried fruit reminiscent of almonds and spicy tending to wood. In the mouth is fresh, light and persistent with a slightly bitter, savory finish.