Wine Feudo Montoni, "Colle del Mandorlo" Bianco, Terre Siciliane IGT, 2014
The wine is straw-yellow with greenish highlights.
The wine shows a fresh, juicy, rounded flavor and soft texture. Notes of green apple, melon and citrus nuances decorated with white pepper. The wine has a good balance and a long, sustained finish.
The aroma of wine is dominated by notes of exotic fruit, honey and wildflowers accents.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, seafood, young cheeses. It can also be served as an aperitif.
History of the Sicilian farm estate Feudo Montone goes back centuries. Change the owner of the estate - from the Norman royal family to the local nobility, but one thing has remained unchanged - the elite vineyards with world famous vines Nero d`Avola and high-quality wine from this variety. The family acquired the property that is to say the land Feudo Montoni at the beginning of the XX century. In the heart of the estate is located Balio - typical old Sicilian building in the shape of a rectangle, which is located inside a small courtyard. Earlier peasants estates bred sheep, hence the name - Feudo Montoni, now here are mostly grown grapes. Medieval coat of arms adorns the main entrance to the Balio and the famous cellar where the wine is aged, stored stone with the date of its construction - 1469. "I keep the old traditions and create new estate," - says Fabio Serichi - today's owner Feudo Montone, which began producing a few years ago own wines under the name "Feudo Montoni".
In the vineyards are grown different varieties of grapes, but Fabio is to say limited to the production of wines only from the 2 varieties: Nero d'Avola and Catarratto. According to him, Nero d'Avola - most charismatic Sicilian grapes. The rest of the harvest goes on sale a large and well-known manufacturers of Sicily. Nero d'Avola grapes sold winery Tasca d'Almerita to create a cult wine "Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte". But in 1999, that is to say, Fabio decided to make wine himself. In a short time he was able to establish its own production and to produce new conceptual red wine varieties Nero d'Avola, a recognized wine experts such high-quality masterpiece of the genre. The main secret of Nero d'Avola from Feudo Montoni lies in the particular clone which grows nowhere else. Earth Feudo Montoni, located in an isolated area surrounded by green hills with small plantings of wheat, were able to maintain a unique variety Nero d'Avola without genetic mutations. The area of the vineyard with vines 50 years is 5 hectares per year produced only 20 thousand bottles.
The basic principles of winemaking philosophy Fabio is to say:
- Pure ancient clones;
- Small yield;
- Hand-picking of grapes from August to November;
- Maceration long (25 days);
- The use of natural yeasts;
- Aging in casks made of very fine French wood;
- Minimal impact on the nature of the fault by the enologist and exception processes such as lighting, lowering degree and filtratsiya.Vina Feudo Montone appreciated by wine experts in many countries, but about the Fabio referred to as a "rising star" of winemaking. Style quality wines Feudo Montoni jewelry can be described as balanced, powerful and elegant.