Vini da Dessert - Sweet Fortified -IGP Terre Siciliane
Grape Varieties: Malvasia 100 %
Vinification: The grapes, fully ripened, are manual harvested and dried under the sun for a week.
After a soft pressing, the must is enriched with concentrated must from the same grapes.
A little percentage of alcohol may be added till 16 degrees.
Primary Aging: Six months in Slavonian oak barrels
Secondary Aging: Almost four months in bottle
Alcoholic Content: 16 % Vol.
Residual Sugars: 130 g /l
Color: Intense golden yellow with an amber glow
Nose: fine aromas of citrus flower honey, candied orange peel, dried figs, dates and peaches in syrup, in perfect harmony with the delicate scents of bay leaf, lemongrass, marjoram, sage, oregano and oriental spices.
Palate: an enchanting texture that unfolds almost in a whisper, with the class of its noble heritage; an expression of Sicily’s warm sun, enriched and caressed by subtle yet deep nuances of the sea and fruit that are both endearing and exciting.
Serving Suggestions: sweetness calls for sweetness, we therefore recommend serving it with an apple and raisin strudel straight from the oven, crème brûlée, a mille-feuille with vanilla mousse or a wonderful orange tart with lavender ice cream. Also excellent served with foie gras and full-flavoured blue-veined cheeses.