Color: Straw yellow with golden
Bouquet: Tropical notes of pineapple and apricot
with hints of vanilla and sweet spice.
Flavor: Intermediately tart, possessing good viscosity, manifesting a pleasurable minerality and freshness.
This is an international grape variety that when cultivated in Sicily, expresses a decisive character, while maintaining its fresh and elegant taste.
Acate, in the province of Ragusa. This grape prefers terrain that is typically sandy and sloping, and with lots of sunlight. The type of farming is "Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
|Wine maker notes
|100% Pinot Grigio. The harvest occurs around the middle of August at night in order to preserve the fragrance of the grapes.
Collected from the grapes at the beginning of technological maturation in order to preserve the acidity and freshness. De-stemming and pressing of the grapes, and extremely soft pressing is used in order to avoid extraction of color. There is natural settling, then fermentation at a controlled temperature of 60 degrees for 10 days. Maturation occurs on its lees for 5 months.
|Pairs well with antipasto of raw fish and shell-fish dishes.
Optimal with mixed fried food.
|Celebrated for its hot sunny climate, historic monuments and rich culinary tradition, Sicily has been producing rich flavored and full-bodied wines since Greek and Roman times. Well known for its warm Mediterranean climate, hot sun, intense sun-light, and fertile soil, Sicily has blossomed into one of the world’s most promising wine regions.
Arancio cultivates its own grapes in two large estates along the windy south coast of the island. A total of 1,700 acres of estate vineyards are planted in single varietal fields in order to offer 100% single varietal wines to the final consumer.
Arancio’s new state-of-the-art facilities are utilized to take full advantage of what this bountiful land has to offer. A new generation of talented and passionate Sicilian winemarkers and vineyard managers produce Arancio wines that are consistent representations of Sicilian and International varietals grown in the hot Sicilian climate. Arancio wines are well reviewed by all major international magazines, year after year.