Almerita Contessa Franca Tenuta Regaleali Extra Brut 2015 Cl 75
Almerita tells of a production philosophy, which has evolved along the way, looking at the characteristics of the grape variety and the territory from which it comes. From ’87 to the present day to represent it the typical Art Nouveau stained glass window made in the early 1900s by Bevilacqua, for the Mondello villa. Experimentation continued, in an artisanal, unhurried manner, in search of complexity, finesse and longevity. A slow and long stay on the lees, trying not to lose the typical scents of Tenuta Regaleali’s Chardonnay. Contessa Franca is dedicated to a wife, mother and grandmother who played a key role in Regaleali’s history.
South/west vineyard exposure.
Espalier training system.
Type of pruning spurred cordon
Strain density per ha 4,200
Grape varieties: Chardonnay
Appellation: Spumante DOC Sicilia
Wine-growing area: Regaleali Estate –
Vineyards: Cava Rina 11 Ha
Altitude: 500 m above sea level
Vineyard exposure: south/west
Training system: espalier
Type of pruning: spurred cordon
Density of strains per ha: 4.200
Harvest time: August 21, 2015
Seasonal climatic trends:
Temperatures in line with averages for the Held. Good rainfall both spring and summer. Grape maturation and quality ideals.
Production technique: refermentation in the bottle (classic method)
Fermentation temperature: 16/18°C
Malolactic fermentation: carried out totally
Aging: in contact with yeast in the bottle for 60 months
Start of degorgement: September 2021
Alcohol content: 12.5% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.63 – AT 6.36 g/l – ZR 4 g/l – ET 25.8 g/l