BURDESE 2010 I.G.T. Sicilia
In local dialect Burdese means ‘bordolese’ (from Bordeaux) and refers to the classic grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This is a red wine of great density, structure and balance, produced in limited quantity from selected vineyards. Burdese is a splendid wine for aging which offers a complexity of aromas and flavours, a true product of the Sicilian sun.
Variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
First year of production: 1999
Area of production: Menfi and Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento)
Vineyards: Dispensa, Maroccoli
Vinification: crushing and destemming followed by 15-18 days of contact with the grapeskins, after racking maturation in new Allier oak barriques for 14 months. Malolactic fermentation in wood and in steel.
Type of soil: Dispensa – moderately deep soil, very sparse structure, moderately limey, texture fairly fine with high proportion of yellow clay; Maroccoli – rich in organic material, no structure, dark soil and average lime
Yield per hectare: 77 tonnes, 1.7 kg per vine
Altitude: 75/415 metres above sea level
Training system: vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon
Planting density: 4,500 vines per hectare
Harvest period: Cabernet Sauvignon from 5th September, Cabernet Franc from 15th September
Fermentation equipment: stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 28° C
Length of contact with grapeskins: 18 days
Maturation: 14 months in new Allier oak barriques
Bottling period: second half of February
Alcohol content: 14,50%
Total acidity: 5,90
Aging capacity: to drink at once or to keep for up to 10-12 years
Bottles: 0.75 lt., 1.5 lt., 3 lt.