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Tirsat Terre Siciliane IGT
Sicilia

Despite the youth of the vines, this wine has a rich personality and a sweet exotic intensity that, combined with a pleasant freshness, conveys in an harmonic wine. Tirsat means “stone in the water” and refers to a cliff in front of the vineyards. It is an Arabic name.


Owner: Paolo Panerai
Website: www.castellare.it
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: White wine
Varietals: Chardonnay, Viognier

Vineyard Location: Gurra di Mare, Porto Palo (Menfi)
Orientation: South
Elevation: 10 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2009
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Soil: Medium texture, slightly sandy and calcareous

Vinification
Fermentation in concrete vats at 14° C for 20 days. Maceration sur lie with frequent battonage and malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
18 months in stainless steel tanks followed by two months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Golden yellow
Bouquet: Intense and complex nose with notes of apricot, yellow peaches, white flowers, spices and honey
Flavor: The sip is exotic, elegant with a pleasant freshness and a hint of smoky mineral finish
Pairings: Perfect with fish soup, risotto with artichokes, fish couscous. Seared tunny, octopus in tomato sauce

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 5,000 bottles