Athena in Greek mythology, she was the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom and the more noble aspects of war. The knowledge represented by Athena includes the technical skills used in farming, and more generally in all of the various artisan skills. The white wine produced from Erbaluce grapes has an intense bright straw-yellow color. It has a strong lingering fragrance with notes of wild flowers, aromatic herbs and hay. On the palate, it is decisive with sharp yet well-balanced acidity and a persistent aftertaste of exotic fruits.
Colour: bright deep straw-yellow color.
Composition: Grapes: 100% Erbaluce
Vineyard: in the town of Sizzano for 0.30 Ha.
Facing southsouth/west. Acidic clayey-sandy soil.
Grapes: 100% Erbaluce
Grape-yield per hectare: 7,000 kg
Wine-making: manual harvest in crates during the first 10 days of September. Off-the-skins fermentation, stripping, pressing and fermentation with selected yeasts in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature.
Ageing and bottling: ageing in stainless steel vats for the first five months.
Bottling at the end of March.
Ageing in glass for 2 months.
Aroma: Intense persistent fragrance with hints of wild flowers, aromatic herbs and hay.
Taste: On the palate, it has a full body with well-balanced sharpness and a persistent aftertaste of exotic fruit.
Food and wine pairings: this wine is the perfect aperitif or can accompany fish-based first or second courses. Excellent with river and lake fresh-water fish, such as trout, pike and perch.
Serving temperature: 10°C.
Optimal ageing: this wine is ideally ready for consumption in the first 12-18 months, but can be stored in cellars for a couple of years.
Alcohol content: 13% vol