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Feudo di Santa Tresa
Rina Ianca Sicilia IGT
Sicilia

Rina Ianca, meaning white sand, is a blend of Grillo and Viognier which marries the characteristics of a Sicilian and an international varietal. The grapes are harvested by hand only in the early hours of the morning in order to ensure freshness and to preserve aromas. The grapes are harvested when an ideal balance between acidity and residual sugar levels has been reached.


Owner: Massimo Maggio, Stefano and Marina Girelli
Website: www.santatresa.it
Winemaker: Stefano Chioccioli
Type: White wine
Varietals: 70% Grillo, 30% Viognier

Vineyard Location: Vittoria, Ragusa
Elevation: 550 ft
Trellising: Espalier
Yield/Acre: 32-36 hl
Soil: Clay and iron bearing soil

Vinification
Hand-harvested grapes are gently de-stemmed, but not crushed. The varieties are vinified separately. Fermentation is initiated by the addition of selected yeasts, and takes place in stainless steel tanks at 62-64°F for about 10 days. Maceration on the skins for about 6 hours.

Aging Process
In stainless steel tanks for about 4 months, plus 1 month in the bottle before the release.,

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow
Bouquet: The nose opens with aromas of white flowers, citrus and tropical fruit and evolves in more complex exotic fruit, dried apricot and vanilla notes
Flavor: On the palate it is perfectly balanced between fruit flavors and a lively citrus acidity
Pairings: Ideal with appetizers or light dishes with fish and shell fish, shrimp

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 49-52°F
Production: 50,000 bottles