Favina La Muciara 2018 75cl 13%

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Favinia La Muciara

IGT Terre Siciliane

Grillo, Catarratto e Zibibbo

Favinia La Muciara comes from the native grape varieties of Grillo, Catarratto and Zibibbo cultivated on the Calamoni Estate on Favignana.

It is a wine that reflects the spirit of this unique and extreme land. The grapes are grown at sea level, the shore lying just 10 metres from the vineyard which sits on layers of Quaternary bio-calcarenite limestone—stratified over the centuries according to the rate of sedimentation to about half a metre.

Among the farming practices employed by Firriato on Calamoni, one is the use of Neptune grass as a natural fertiliser for the vineyard. The wind blows the dried leaves of this marine plant in from the sea, providing the vines with a supply of nutrients.

In addition to this, the Mediterranean breeze creates a marine aerosol effect which gives the wine a distinctive saline hint enveloped in elegant aromatic notes.

CLASSIFICATION: I.G.T. Terre Siciliane

GRAPE VARIETY: Zibibbo, Grillo and Catarratto,

VINEYARD LOCATION: Island of Favignana - Calamoni di Favignana Estate

TYPE OF SOIL: Quaternary bio-limestone with high presence of marine fossils

EXPOSURE: South (Ø meters above sea level)

TRAINING SYSTEM: Trellised bush-pruned vine

HARVEST: 2nd ten days of September, manual harvest in crates

VINIFICATION: Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature



MATURATION: 6 months “sur lie”, on fine lees in stainless steel with daily shaking

BOTTLE AGEING: 18 months

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.40 % vol. 

PH: 3.42 

Total acidity: 5.36 g/lt 

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