Rufulia medoto ancestrale is a naturally sparkling wine, bottled unfiltered.
Ru ful ia/ rufu ‘l:ia / Sicilian for ‘a gust of wind’ Organic Catarratto grapes, Sicilian sunshine and a gust of wind. Rufulia medoto ancestrale is a naturally sparkling wine, bottled unfiltered.
A small Catarratto vineyard, newly planted below the family cellar, is dedicated to making Rufulia Pet-nat. The organic grapes are hand-harvested late August and destemmed. Spontaneous fermentation, in stainless steel tank. At 10 g /l of residual sugar, the wine is bottled during fermentation. Fermentation finishes in the bottle and the wine ages for 9 months in bottle, giving a lightly sparkling Petillant Naturel style. The wine is not disgorged so there will be sediment in the bottle.
Color Cloudy bright yellow Aroma An expressive bouquet of bright citrus, tropical fruits and bready aromas Flavor Light in body, with a beautiful acid core. Layers of citrus, stone fruits and savory notes linger.
Vineyard San Giacomo at 630 meters / 2,000 feet above sea level Soil Calcareous marl Vinification Hand-picked, destemmed fruit spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel. During fermentation, at 10 g /L of residual sugar, the wine is bottled.