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A white wine from grapes of South Italy, able to confront the great whites in the world: this is the initial project. For this in the 90s began experimenting on Fiano, noble and ancient varieties from Campania. This led to the Comet, which best expresses, in an original and unique features of this extraordinary variety.
VARIETY 100% Chardonnay
FIRST YEAR 1994
JOINT PRODUCTION Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
WINE PRODUCTION Ulmo
NAME OF VINEYARDS Ulmo, Maroccoli
ALTITUDE 100/250 meters YIELD 75 q.li; 1.7 Kg. Per plant.
TRAINING SYSTEM Counter; Guyot and spurred cordon.
PLANTING DENSITY 3,800 / 4,500 plants per hectare
HARVEST August 20 and September 4
VINIFICATION After destemming, soft pressing and static sedimentation at low temperature; inoculated clear with selected yeasts, fermentation and aging in new barrels and 50% a year for the remainder.
MATERIAL OF FERMENTATION Barriques Allier oak 225 liters for half new and half of a year. FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 20 ° C
BOTTLING Second half of July
FERMENTATION 15 days
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13,50% vol
ACIDITY 'TOTAL 6.15
AGEING POTENTIAL Drink now or keep up to 8-10 years.
TYPE OF SOIL ULMO: soil texture average, medium deep to deep with a skeleton consisting of abundant stones, slightly calcareous with sections of deep vegetable matter.
MAROCCOLI: soil rich in texture, medium clay with abundant silt fraction.