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Almerita Contessa Franca

Almerita embodies an ever-evolving production philosophy that emphasizes the characteristics of the grapes and the terroir from which it comes. . Since 1987, this wine has been represented by the image of an Art Nouveau stained glass window made in the early 1900s by Bevilacqua for the family villa in Mondello. Experimentation of the wine continues in an artisanal, unhurried manner, always in search of complexity, finesse, and longevity. (A slow) 60 months stay on the lees while trying not to lose the typical scents of the Tenuta Regaleali’s Chardonnay. Contessa Franca is dedicated to a wife, mother, and grandmother who played a fundamental role in the history of Tenuta Regaleali.


Cava Rina vineyard: 11 ha
Year planted: 1995
Elevation: 500 m.a.s.l.
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spurred cordon
Vines per ha: 4,200




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  • 2. Body
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  • 4. Alcohol


Grapes: Chardonnay
Appellation: Sparkling Wine – Sicilian DOC
Production Area: Tenuta Regaleali – Palermo – Sicily
Vineyards: Cava Rina (11 ha)
Soil: sandy
Year planted: 1995
Elevation: 500 m.a.s.l.
Exposure: southwest
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon
Vines per ha: 4,200
Yield per ha: 59 ql
Harvest: August 23rd, 2014
Climate: A fresh, cool spring with significant rainfall, allowing for good vine development and start to the grape maturation. Summer was cool and without rain. A slow ripening Chardonnay led to an excellent harvest.
Method: 2nd fermentation in bottle (classic method)
Second fermentation temperature: 16/18°C
Malolactic Fermentation: fully developed
Aging: on lees in bottle 60 months
Degorgement: July 2020
Dosage: extra brut
Alcohol Content: 12.5% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.50 – TA 5.97 g/l – RS 1 g/l – TE 24.5 g/l

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