Biosfera White IGT
Citrus Aromas, Fresh, Light, Sapid
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
The Biosfera is a straw yellow fragrant wine.
Fresh notes of orange blossoms and cedar, acconpanied by a strong with hint of sage.
On the palate it is light, fresh and sapid, characterized by pleasant notes of citrus fruit and yellow pulp fruit.
Food Match: Seafood appetisers, light cheese and vegetable Tabbouleh. Serve at 8°-12° C.
The vineyards for the Biosfera wine are found on a calcareous-sandy terrain, with a good balance between air and water as wella a high water reserve. The altitude is between 40 and 150m above sea level, located in the Sicilian hinterland.
The climate is Mediterranean, mild winters, limited rainfall, very hot and windy summer. Harvest period starting from the last ten days of September. Reductive vinification with soft pressing and subsequent long fermentation at low temperature. Ageing in stainless steel for 4 months.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/