Almerita Brut

Estate Regaleali

Almerita Brut

Vintage 2016

In 1987 Count Giuseppe created this brut sparkling wine for his friends, produced according to the classic method and aged on the yeasts for 24 months. Each vintage is unique because of the artisanal production process. It has a fine and continuous perlage, with a delicate creaminess to the palate.

  • Grapes: Chardonnay.
  • Appellation: Sparkling Wine – Sicilia D.O.C.
  • Production area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Vineyards: Cava Rina (Ha 16)
  • Soil: sandy
  • Year planted: 1995
  • Elevation: 500 m a.s.l.
  • Exposure: South West
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: spurred cord
  • Vine density: 4.200
  • Yield: 69 ql
  • Harvest: 20 August
  • Climate: Good spring rainfall until June with average seasonal temperatures. Dry summer with temperatures below the seasonal average. The good spring rainfall ensured the healthy development of the vine and the not-excessively-high temperatures during the maturation of the Chardonnay allowed us to obtain a base wine with unique aromatic characteristics and remarkable freshness.
  • Method: 2nd fermentation in bottle (classic method)
  • Second fermentation temperature: 14/16°C.
  • Malolactic Fermentation: fully developed
  • Aging: On lees in bottle 24 months
  • Degorgement: April 2019
  • Dosage: Brut
  • Alcohol Content: 13,50% Vol.
  • Wine Analytical Data: pH 3,4 – AT 5,8 g/l – ZR 5,5 g/l – ET 22,9 g/l.

awards

  • Event: Vinitaly - 3° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Event: Vinitaly - International Packaging Competition
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Etichetta d'Argento
  • Vintage: 0000
  • Event: Vinitaly
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Gran Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Vinexpo - Challenge International du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Gambero Rosso "Guida Spumanti d'Italia 1999" - Roma
  • Year: 1999
  • Prize or title conferred: Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
  • Vintage: 0000
  • Event: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Almanacco del Bere Bene
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: 4° Concorso Nazionale Spumanti d'Italia
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Merito
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Cucina & Vini - Bere Spumante
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Sfere
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Gambero Rosso Spumanti d'Italia 2006
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 350 Grandi Spumanti d'Italia
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: 6° Concorso Nazionale Spumanti d'Italia - Valdobbiadene
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Nastro d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: 7° Concorso Nazionale Spumanti d'Italia - Valdobbiadene
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Merito
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Cucina & Vini - Bere Spumante
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Sfere
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Concorso Enologico Spumanti d'Italia - Valdobbiadene
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Nastro d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Le migliori Bollicine d'Italia
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
Almerita Brut