Organoleptic characteristics

Visual aspect: Clear, crystalline, pleasantly sparkling.

Olfactory aspect:  Intense straw yellow, with a good consistency.

Taste aspect: Characteristic, aromatic typical of the grape variety, intense, varietal. Full, delicately aromatic, harmonious and persistent, pleasantly sweet.

Serving suggestions: it goes well with desserts and pasta dishes.

 Alcoholic strength:5% vol.

Serve at :7°C

Sugar residue:150g/l

Available in :0.75 l bottles.

Produced by:Civardi Racemus

Technical data

Type: partially fermented must

Production area:Municipality of Ziano Piacentino in the Colli Piacentini DOC

Grapes: Aromatic Malvasia di Candia 100%

Yield in the vineyard:90 quintals/ha

Vinification: soft pressing of the bunches with subsequent maceration of the skins for 24 /36  hours . Once the must  has been separated from the solid parts, a very short alcoholic fermentation starts to obtain an alcoholic content of 3-5%vol. Stopping of fermentation by centrifugation and filtration. Storage in controlled temperature tanks until bottling.

 Vintage: 2016

Curiosity

Perhaps not everyone knows that when Ludovico il Moro in 1495 assigned Leonardo the task of painting The Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria delle grazie, he had granted him ownership of a vineyard in the gardens behind the Borgo delle Grazie. Leonardo, a son of winemakers, could only be very happy with this plot of about 1 hectare. But his joy did not last long: in 1499 the French troops defeated and imprisoned Ludovico il Moro and Leonardo, lost his patron who was forced to abandon Milan. But the passion for the vine was not neglected, so much so that in the will the genius ordered it to be divided into two equal :one for his faithful servant, who was close to him until his death and the other part to his favourite pupil Sali. Since then, darkness fell on the vineyard for four centuries, until in 1919 the architect Piero Portaluppi started the construction site for the restoration of the Casa degli Atellani. It was precisely during the works that the architect Luca Beltrami ,a great historian of Leonardo, discovered by examining the historical location of the vineyard and identified it. The current owners of the house in a second restoration, discovered the walkways that regulated the rows of the vineyard,buried under the rubble of the bombings of 1943. Thanks to the organic material found, it even managed to trace the type of vine cultivated by Leonardo:the Malvasia di Candia Aromatica.

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