Èureka

Syracuse, the heart of the ancient Greece, where the great classical Scientist Archimedes was born; he formulated the hydrostatic principle... and as soon as he solved the enigma he cried out "Eureka", meaning I've found it! It is emotion, joy, astonishment.
Èureka comes from two vineyards of different clones, spurred cordon chardonnay. A vineyard is cultivated on limestone gray soils, along a “saia” (water drains, built by the Arabs) which gives it cooler and more humid temperatures; the other vineyard is on deep, fresh clay-black soils. EUREKA is a wine with its own identity, which clearly reflects the territory in which the vines are cultivated. It does not confer typical variegated notes, but it expresses the aromas and flavors typical of this south-eastern Sicily area. The grapes, are vinified in steel tanks with the skins, for about fifteen days, it matur in the steel tanks until the following spring with continuous Bâtonnage, carried out according to the moon phases.


Territory - Val di Noto, Buonivini district
Varietal - Chardonnay
Soil - Alluvial limestone with fine and medium texture, and clayey limestone with fine texture.
Vineyard extension - 3.50 ha
Training system - Spurred cordon (6,000 vines per hectare)
Altitude above sea level - 30 meters - 44 meters
Exposure - South
Yield per hectare - 60 qli / ha - 39hl / ha
Agriculture - Biodynamics, with no use of herbicides, no treatments and / or chemical and / or synthetic fertilizers; pesticide treatments are limited to low doses of mine sulfur and propolis; fertilizations are limited to biodynamic preparations, shredded pruning and green manure of grasses and legumes.
Vinification - n with indigenous yeasts in steel tanks with skins.
Filtration - 5 microns
Fining - no
Maturation - In steel tanks, bottled in the spring following the harvest
Total production - around 15,000