Wine Firriato "Quater" Bianco, Sicilia IGT, 2010
Wine brilliant yellow straw color with a greenish tint.
The taste of wine is soft, gentle, relaxing and open, bright and persistent, with a pleasant acidity and a whole kaleidoscope of fruity, floral and spicy shades.
In a complex and elegant aroma of the wine interact shades medlar, orange, pineapple, mango, flowers, elderberry and lime, which alternate with the nuances of lavender, thyme, ginger and flint.
Versatility makes the wine the perfect accompaniment of many dishes, especially salads, soup with shrimp and almonds, lobster, crab, noodles with shrimp, grilled halibut, stuffed squid, baked ham and vegetables with cream of asparagus.
The grapes for "Kuater" Bianco is grown in the area "Pianoro Cuddia" in Trapani, located at an altitude of 20-250 meters above sea level. Soil of the vineyard, which has south-western and western exposure, composed of clay and limestone. Stocking density of vines - 5-6 thousand plants per hectare. Harvested by hand in the first and second decade of September. Upon pressing the soft fruit is fermented for 20 days at a controlled temperature of 14-16 ° C. Then the wine is aged 3 months in stainless steel tanks, bottled and refined further 3 months in the cellars of the winery.
Firriato winery was opened in 1985 by Salvatore Di Gaetano in the ancient town of Erice, near Trapani, the provincial capital. At this point, the highest density in the vineyard of Italy. Young winemaker saw rich, although not necessarily expressed, the potential for growth and development of winemaking in this region. The company began producing Firriato Sicily is not just cost-effective but high-quality wines and drinks to express through their evolution in consumer tastes. Under the strict supervision of Salvatore Di Gaetano economy rapidly, intensely and relentlessly developed, creates new wine, purchased new and improved farm machinery and technological equipment of the winery. Along with the growth of "Firriato" grew awards and prizes, which deservedly won the wine sector, and most importantly - growing love of consumers. Today, we can safely say that the company "Firriato" opened the world of Sicily and Sicilian wines. Therefore, in the world press winery "Firriato" proclaimed one of the most prestigious wine houses in Sicily.