Muscatedda

The "muscatedda" is the local name of the first vineyard that you harvest in these areas; "prima vigna muscatedda" comes from the only native white grape variety of the territory of Val di Noto, the Moscato di Noto. An aromatic grape used for the production of natural sweet wines, wine of semi dried grapes and fortified wines, that we wanted to render in a dry version.
From a vineyard exposed to the West, at 65 meters above sea level, cultivated on white-calcareous soil that reflects light and gives saltiness to the wine. The white Muscat of Val di Noto, cultivated on these soils produces vines with a low yield, and wines with delicate aromas, typical of the "Mediterranean scrub". The ripe grapes are vinified in steel tanks with the skins for about fifteen days. It matures in steel tanks until the following spring with continuous Bâtonnage, carried out according to the lunar phases.


Territory - Val di Noto, Buonivini district
Varietal - White Moscato
Soil - Limestone with fine texture
Vineyard extension - 1.5 ha
Training system - Spurred cordon (6,000 vines per hectare)
Altitude above sea level - 44 mt
Exposure - West
Yield per hectare - 50 qli / ha - 32hl / 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 - 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 6,000