Salina Bianco IGT “Ambra” 2015 – Salvatore d’Amicoby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAM: wine with an amber color and distinctive characteristics, slightly macerated, which combines the pleasant aroma of Insolia with the mineral verticality of the Catarratto of Salina. Ideal to accompany dishes based on fish, seafood, shellfish, white meats and semi-mature cheeses.
The Salina Ambra d’Amico is a blend ofInsolia, Cataratto, other grapes from volcanic soil. The harvest is manual and starts on the first ten days of September. The wine is fermented in white and then matured for 6 months in oak barrel. Just after the maturation the Salina Ambra d’Amico is bottled and age for 4 months before release. The wine inserted in the projects “Interpretations” and “Wines of the Mediterranean Minor Islands” and obtained with organic farming grapes certified by ICEA.
“I have always been inspired by two very important cornerstones: tradition, which respects the territory of the island for over three generations, using and working exclusively local resources without altering its integrity, and the high quality of the products, following the philosophy of my grandfather and my father I produce a limited number of bottles, in order to be able to carry out the traditional procedure with a careful control in all the processing phases, starting from the selection of the grapes and without adding yeasts to the finished product. ” – SALVATORE D’AMICO.
The Salvatore d’Amico wine is one of the oldest on the island of Salina and is a small family business operating in the Municipality of Leni. Over the years, the land cultivated in the vineyard has been gradually increasing from an initial hectare, from which the entire production of the family farm came, to three hectares. The planting of new vineyards has required a lot of effort due to the morphology of the land, which has made the construction of terraced plants particularly laborious by restoring old dry-stone walls, along which the caper plants grow wild. From the vineyards the company obtains four real oenological pearls: the Malvasia delle Lipari D.O.C, the Tenuta Ruvoli a Salina Rosso I.G.T., the Tenuta Valdichiesa a Salina Bianco I.G.T. and the Léne a Salina Bianco I.G.T., all fine wines, to be tasted directly in the farm, perhaps after visiting the characteristic winery and the vineyards from which they come.
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