CARRICANTE BRUT Millesimato
Spumante DOC Sicilia
From Carricante selected grapes, grown at high altitude on top of the Volcano, this classical method Brut from Sosta Tre Santi collection is refined on yeasts in bottle for at least 20 months.
Its delicate perlage, the elegance of its perfumes, its freshness and appreciated mineral taste make a versatile spumante wine with classical method: ideal both for aperitif and to enhance the dishes.
Carefully selected grapes are hand-picked when company technicians identify the right moment to obtain the basis for spumante wines, which need a high level in total acidity and a low level of sugar. Collected grapes, following wine-making process in white, are softly pressed and only the first pressing is devoted to this product, with consequent yields of 50-60%. Fermentation lasts 3 weeks at controlled temperature. The wine is refined in stainless steel pools up to the following spring, when it is put in bottle with yeasts and activators to start the second fermentation.
It rests 20 months on yeasts and fine lees; then remuage, disgorgement, levelling and packing. Next, it is left to refine in bottle for at least 4 more months before it is gets to the market.
Straw yellow with golden reflections.
Fresh and elegant with typical perfumes of breadcrust and yeast, and delicate notes of hawthorn and yellow flowers.
Delicate and persistant.
Great freshness and pleasantness, excellent persistence.
Ideal as aperitif, it is excellent together with fresh cheese, mousse of buffalo mozzarella, pies, courgette flower fritters, tempura vegetables, raw fish, crustaceans and fried fish.
Taste them also with typical Sicilian ‘panelle’, based on chickpea flour.