Firriato Gaudensius Pas Dosé IGT Terre Siciliane
Fineness, complexity and typicality for this Gaudensius Pas Dosè from Nerello Mascalese. The evolution of the classic method sparkling wine is elevated even further with the goal of giving maximum value to the volcano’s princely grape variety. A run of very few bottles for a “nature,” upper-class wine where the volcanic nature of the production context and varietal fidelity excel above all else. The olfactory intensity is unusual for the richness of the hints of fruit but also of forest and brackish stone. The absence of dosage, enhances the varietal and best highlights its authenticity and character. After 40 months of aging it releases sensations that are pulsating, interesting, biting and suave at the same time.
CLASSIFICATION: IGT Terre Siciliane VINEYARD: Nerello Mascalese
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Territory of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) – Tenuta Cavanera Etnea
SOIL TYPE: Sandy with high drainage capacity
EXPOSURE: North (650 meters above sea level).
VINEYARD SYSTEM: Counter-espalier with bilateral permanent spurred cordon (royat cordon) pruning.
PLANTS PER HECTARE: 3,500
YIELD PER HECTARE: 5,000 kg
HARVEST: Second week of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 16°C
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing of whole grapes and temperature-controlled fermentation and re-fermentation in the bottle according to the “classic method.” Fruit of blending matches of stature, refined over the years
AGING: In bottle in contact with yeast for more than 48 months with frequent “coupe de poignèe” to encourage olfactory complexity
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.50 % vol. | PH: 3.00 (average val.) | TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.95 g/lt (average val.) | SUGARS: 1.3 g/l (average val.)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED: 2017 FORMATS: 75 cl bottle SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8°C