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Vigna San Francesco | Chardonnay

Estate Regaleali

Vigna San Francesco | Chardonnay

Vintage 2020

This project is one of the most exciting challenges for our company managers! The desire to create a wine of superior quality and ranking using the most celebrated and widespread white grape on the planet was born in the mid-80s. The San Francesco vineyard was planted in 1985 by Lucio Tasca on the lower part of the slope, where the ground is more fertile than the average level of Regaleali soils thanks to the deeper active layer and greater coolness caused by the lower amount of rainwater drainage.

Some of the clonal material comes from Burgundy. The plot extends for about 5 hectares, with a planting interval of 2.60 metres by 1.20 metres (3,200 plants per hectare), at an altitude of between 520 and 532 metres. The substrate of origin is made up of clayey-sandy sediments, the texture is loamy-clayey, slightly calcareous, with a slightly alkaline reaction (pH 8.1). It is a very thick soil, well structured, but the roots do not grow more than 70 centimetres deep.

The soil has a normal amount of organic matter and is rich in minerals, magnesium and potassium in particular, with a high phosphorus content. The vines are grown on espaliers, with a double Guyot training system. The grapes are fermented in 350-litre French oak barriques, with daily batonnage for the fìrst 10-15 days, then weekly for the remaining 8 months of ageing. Chardonnay is a very early variety and in Regaleali it usually reaches maturity between the end of August and the fìrst days of September, with few variations from vintage to vintage.

  • Grapes: Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Vineyard: San Francesco (4.9 ha)
  • Year of planting: 1985
  • Elevation: 530 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: South/East
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: double guyot
  • Vines per ha: 3,200
  • Yelds per ha: 72 ql
  • Fermentation: 350-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais)
  • Fermentation temperature: 18°C
  • Malolactic fermentation: not carried out
  • Ageing: 350-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) 70% new and 30% second use, for 8 months
  • Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,41 – AT 6,30 g/l – ZR 0,1 g/l – ET 22,40 g/l

awards

  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario (1991 Botrytis)
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Guide: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Guide: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo (1991 Botrytis)
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Guide: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (June)
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Aug.)
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Guide: Vinitaly
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1998
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Oct.)
  • Year: 1998
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1999
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 8° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 5° Concorso Internazione di Packaging - Verona
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Etichetta di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 9° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Guide: 22° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Categoria "Vini bianchi secchi tranquilli elaborati in barrique o comunque affinati in legno"
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni - Roma
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Guide: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Guide: Robert Parker -Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Inserimento in guida con voto 85
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Hough Johnson - Il libro dei Vini
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Giudizio: "Impressionante"
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Guide: Guida dei Vini Italiani
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 87 punti
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: Chardonnay Du Mond
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Guide: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Guide: Wine Enthuasiat - Buying Guide
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 87 points
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Guide: Wine Passion (Aprile)
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Top Wine I Migliori
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: Chardonnay Du Mond
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Bronze Medal
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Guide: Wine Specator - Buying Guide
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - Roma
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Inserimento in guida
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Guide: Guida Vini di Sicilia del Giornale di Sicilia - Palermo
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 16,5/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Guide: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Guide: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Guide: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Guide: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Guide: Bibenda e Duemilavini
  • Year: 2012
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Guide: AIS
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Oscar del Vino
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Guide: Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Guide: Oscar del Vino
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino Bianco
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Guide: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2020
  • Prize or title conferred: 95
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2020
  • Prize or title conferred: 93
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Vinous
  • Year: 2020
  • Prize or title conferred: 92
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2020
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Guide: Wine Enthusiast
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 91
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 92
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: Vinous
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 92+
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: Doctor Wine
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 96 Faccino Doctor Wine
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: Civiltà del Bere
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Guide: Vinous
  • Year: 2022
  • Prize or title conferred: 93
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Guide: Doctor Wine
  • Year: 2022
  • Prize or title conferred: 95/100
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2022
  • Prize or title conferred: 92/100
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2022
  • Prize or title conferred: 5 Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2020
Vigna San Francesco | Chardonnay