Nibali White Wine – Butterfly I.G.P. 2017


Year: 2017

Grape: Minnella, Carricante, Insolia, Catarratto

Alcohol: 13,50 %

Bottle size: 0.75 l

Serve at:  10-12 °C

Pairing: Fish, fruit, appetizers

Yearly Quantity: 1,200 bottles

Type:  White

Producer: Vino Nibali

Zone: Passopisciaro, Etna north

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Product Description

Tasting: Dry, fresh and with a lovely jasmine and rose fragrance. Easy to drink, like the name Butterfly, where the aromas easily fly in the mouth. After pouring we recommend let the wine rest for 10 minutes before consumption. Sugar: 0,00.

Technical: Harvest end September, early October. Manual work process with natural organic fertilization. Prevalent treatments based on Bordolese mash (compose of copper sulphate and hydrated lime) and sulphur. Refinement in steel tanks. Bottling three or four months after refinement process.

Winery: Tree sapling and espalier made of low yield sapling at 600 m.a.s.l. Volcanic soil, exposure Etna north. Age of the vineyard is 60 – 100 years. Wine fields built on terraces where the wind passes easily between the ranks and excess water flows away. Family owned wine fields with wine production since 1880.

Background story: The name is inspired from Madame Butterfly, the Japanese tragedy where a geisha leaves her past, family and Gods to follow her love, an American sailor under Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton with tragic consequences. The name came as this wine flies as a butterfly and is connected with the Nibali wine yards Rose wine, Pinkerton.