Benanti
Benanti
Il Musico
Moscato Passito Wine of Sicily I.G.T.
Il Musico® is a passito wine made from grapes of Moscato of Noto (SR).
Area of production
vineyards located in the property of Pachino, Morsentini (Noto).
Climate
temperate-warm Mediterranean.
Terrain
calcareous- clayey.
Grape variety
Moscato of Noto 100%. The cultivation is classic espalier with a vine training system double cordon, no irrigation, and a density of implantation of 8.300 plants per per hectare. The grapes yield per vinestock vary from 0,8 to 1 kg.
DensitDensity of implantation
8,300 plants per hectare.
Grapes yield/ha- after drying
45 q.li.
Age of vineyards
5 years.
Grape drying
the grapes are harvested when they reach a good balance of acid-sugar, at the end of August beginning of September. They are placed on racks (grating) suitable for drying. In a ventilated environment at a temperature of 25 °C, the grapes are slowly dried.
Vinification
the grapes, without stems, after brief cold maturation are pressed in a pneumatic press. The fermentation takes place at a temperature of about 23-25 °C. As soon as the alcohol content reaches 10-11 °C, the fermentation is blocked. The moscato passito produced has a residual of about 100 g of sugar per liter with an alcohol content of about 10-11 °C.
Refining
in bottles for about 3 - 4 months.
Organoleptic characterisitics
- Color: faded yellow with green tints.
- Scent: typical of moscato, very floreal.
- Taste: sweet and aromatic with a good balance of acid.
Alcohol content
10 - 11 %.
Sugar
110 g per liter .
Serving temperature
10 °C.
Gastronomic accompaniment
excellent dessert wine.
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