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Castello di Luzzano
Sfacciata Malvasia Colli Piacentini DOC
Lombardia

This sweet sparkling wine takes its name from the Italian word for a person or thing that is flashy or shameless. The iron-heavy clay of these vineyards yields grapes with exceptional aromas which are brightly expressed in the final wine.


Owner: Fugazza Family
Website: www.castelloluzzano.it
Winemaker: Stefano Testa
Type: Sparkling
Varietals: Malvasia di Candia, Moscato Bianco

Vineyard Location: La Casotta
Orientation: West
Elevation: 787 ft
Vines Planted: 2001
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 4,000/Ha
Soil: Clay with large presence of iron

Vinification
Manual harvest followed by soft pressing and fermentation of free run juices off the skins at a controlled temperature using natural yeasts until 5% alcohol is reached, second fermentation in autoclave at a controlled temperature until 7% alcohol level is achieved

Aging Process
Three months on its lees in autoclave, bottle refined for 1 month

Tasting Notes
Color: Pale straw yellow
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is delicately sweet, with floral and fruity notes of citrus and apricots, together with fresh minty sensations
Flavor: On the palate it is aromatic, full-bodied, balanced, with delicate acidity and sweetness from the residual sugar
Pairings: Ideal with appetizers or with desserts, especially pastries

Alcohol Content: 7%
Residual Sugar: 95 g/L
Serving Temperature: 52°F
Production: 4,500 bottles