Contrada PC 2020 IGT Terre Siciliane White Franchetti Wines
This wine comes from the fruit of ‘experience accumulated over the years on the chardonnay plots .
Over time, during harvests and as vineyards aged, many areas began to impose their own personality and potential .
Year after year, applying precision viticulture in pursuit of different ripenesses depending on the soils, they began to greatly separate the raw material during harvest and winemaking. CONTRADA PC is the result and a clear demonstration of how with the same variety and location , ETNA gives unique and different expressions and personalities from corner to corner.
CONTRADA PC comes from a tiny plot between 870 and 950 meters on small, hard-working terraces, where production is naturally limited and ripening very particular and rich.
Harvesting takes place in the first weeks of September , where the grapes are meticulously hand-picked and brought at a low temperature to the winery, where they are later destemmed and cold macerated for at least 12 hours.
Immediately after the stems macerate, the wine is pressed and the fermentation process continues inside wooden barrels with a capacity not exceeding 20 Hl, where malolactic fermentation also takes place.
Special attention to emphasize the characteristics of this wine is the work on the lees; CONTRADA PC in fact remains in contact with its fine lees for at least 6 months enriching and enhancing its unique potential.
After racking and aging always in 20HL barrels, the wine is bottled during the waning moon in July, it will be released in February of the following year, after aging for at least 6 months in bottle.