Fiano - Chenin Blanc "Santannella" Mandrarossa
Santannella IGT Mandrarossa
The Santanella is a prestigious wine of the Mandrarossa winery. It comes from soft hills on the Arancio Lake with clay soils that give fragrance and a mineral taste to the wine. The soil is located at Santannella area in Melfi in the Agrigento province. The wine is made by 70% of Fiano and a 30% of Chenin blanc. It is certified Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT. The profit is 85 quintal per hectare and the density are 4500 trees per hectare. The soil is located at 200-350 meters above the sea level. The exposition is south, south-east which is the perfect position to follow the sun.
There is a first step of cryomaceration at 5-8°C. It follows the fermentation in steel at 16°C. Finally, the maturation in barrels and the final aging period of 4 months in bottle.
Characteristics of the white Fiano - Chenin Blanc "Santannella"
It has a very charged yellow color with gold reflections. The smell is intense with ripe fruits aromas together with dry fruits such as almonds and nuts. The taste is full, with a fresh and pleasant mineral aroma.
The proof is 13,5%.
Suggested pairings with this white wine
The Santannella of Mandrarossa is ideal to be matched with aged cheeses, white meats and grilled vegetables.
It can be aged up to 5 years. It must be served at 12°C in a high and wide wine glass.