FEDERICO II REX SICILIE MILLESIME' - Classic Method Sparkling Wine

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FEDERICO II REX SICILIE MILLESIME' - Classic Method Sparkling Wine

  • 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 about 14 kg

Vinification:

the whole bunches were pressed selecting only the first pressings. The musts were fermented at controlled temperature. Maturation partly in stainless steel vats and partly in oak barriques

Refining:

to the cuvee was added the “liqueur de tirage” in order to start the secondary fermentation. The bottles were placed in racks for minimum 6/7years to mature 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 is a high definition wine with an impressive aging potential. With this idea in mind we have selected plants with diverse genetic profiles, using different cultivation methods, to obtain a correctly developed native acidity and 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, lasting more than 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

It is an impressive sparkling wine with an intense yellow colour and a fine and persistent perlage. To the nose is characterized by a rich and complex bouquet with clear aromas of baking and candied citrus fruit. To the palate it reveals an opulent structure, but extremely fine and elegant at the same time, it’s supported by a sapid backbone that makes it long and persistent.