Donna Laura Falanghina DOC
Aromatic and oaked full bodied white
Donna Laura is a complex wine made from Falanghina vines aged between 45 and 120 years old, located 480 metres a.s.l. on volcanic soil. The grapes are harvested in December, when the bunches are over ripe and threatened by noble rot (Botrytis cinerea) making the juice even more concentrated.
Altitude: 500 metres a.s.l.
Vine training technique: Espalier
Age of vines: 45/120 year old
Soil: Clay, calcium deposits and volcanic
Soft pressing, cold maceration and temperature controlled fermentation. Partial malolactic fermentation. The wine matures for 6 months in oak barrels.
Donna Laura has a golden yellow colour and is full-bodied with a great deal of richness from the late harvested grapes plus vanilla notes from the oak maturation. Initially sweet on the palate but well balanced by fresh acidity and fruit. Long, lingering finish of pineapple, grapefruit & mango. Slight hint of spiciness too. Wonderful depth of gold/yellow colours.
Strong mature hard cheese or Asian spicy cuisine such as Thai.
Grape: 100% Falanghina
Alcohol (ABV): 14%