Almerita Brut Contea di Sclafani DOC 2011

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Created in 1990 as a sparkling wine for the friends of Count Giuseppe Tasca, this is a brut "millesimato" or vintage wine. Made from 100% Chardonnay from the parcels with the best sun exposures, this is a vintage brut made every year with estate-grown grapes. Almerita Brut, like all "methode champenoise" sparkling wines, is produced by inducing a second fermentation of the base wine in the bottle. Almerita Brut is patiently matured on the yeast for 24 months, during which it develops its classic aromas of butter and brioche. 

Tasting Notes

Golden yellow in color, rich aromas of exotic fruits and white flowers greet the nose. On the palate, its rich mousse is built on a foundation of good acidity and medium body. 

Food Pairing

This wine makes for a great aperitif, but it also pairs beautifully with spicy Asian cuisine, foie gras, olive appetizers, and aged hams.  

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Contea di Sclafani DOC
Vineyard name:
The Cava Rina vineyard
Vineyard size:
28 acres
Soil composition:
Sand
Training method:
Espalier
Elevation:
1,650 feet
Vines/acre:
1,680
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1985
Harvest time:
August
First vintage of this wine:
1988
Bottles produced of this wine:
25,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks and bottle
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Glass Bottle
Size of aging container:
750 ml
Length of bottle aging:
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
7.0 g/L
Acidity:
6.2 g/L
Dry extract:
26.3 g/L

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