Nozze d'Oro Contea di Sclafani DOC 2016

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For his golden wedding anniversary, or "nozze d’oro" in Italian, founder Count Giuseppe Tasca created an innovative blend of indigenous Inzolia and Sauvignon Tasca. The fresh and lovely profile of Nozze d'Oro was so well-received that he decided to continue its production. The blending percentages now vary but the dedication remains the same: "To my wife Franca, with immense love."

Tasting Notes

Straw-yellow in color, Nozze d’Oro offers delicate aromas of apple, peach, melon, jasmine, and honey. On the palate, it is expressive and fruit-forward with good body and alluring flavors.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted chicken, velouté sauces, oysters Rockefeller, and savory crèpes.

Vineyard & Production Info
Training method:
Espalier
Elevation:
1,650-2,300 feet
Vines/acre:
1,400-1,660
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1972-2001
Harvest time:
August-September
First vintage of this wine:
1984
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
73% Inzolia, 27% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature:
61-64 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
450 hl
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Length of bottle aging:
8 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.0 %
pH level:
3.2
Residual sugar:
3.2 g/L
Acidity:
5.8 g/L
Dry extract:
20.0 g/L

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