This wine tasting refers to 2009 production.
the 2012 vintage in Sicily was characterized by a winter with little rainfall followed by a hot and dry summer. The development of the vines was a normal one, with a positive flowering and bud set. The ripening of the grapes was regular and steady and the harvest, which took place in early August, was, overall, of good quality.
The grapes, hand-picked, were destemmed and pressed. The must was then chilled to 8° centigrade (46° Fahrenheit) to allow a static settling of the impurities. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at temperatures kept systematically below 15° centigrade (59° Fahrenheit); after fermentation, the wine was kept in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 10° centigrade (50° Fahrenheit), filtered, and then bottled.