Surya white wine: Sicilian sun, almonds and fruits from Riesi
Spring has sprung here in the UK and in this lovely warm weather we are enjoying so much “Surya” White wine by Principi di Butera: it brings Sicilian sun, sweet almonds flavor and hints of white flowers!
This straw yellow wine – made by Insolia and Chardonnay – is made in the districts of Butera and Riesi in the province of Caltanissetta: can you find its area in this fascinating map of Sicily displayed in our restaurant (pictured)? Riesi is 45 km far from Caltanissetta, in the south part of the island.
As Feudo Principi di Butera explains, Surya is taken from grapes harvested when well ripened, delicately de-stemmed and gently pressed. The Insolia and Chardonnay musts ferment in stainless steel containers at a controlled temperature, and are kept on yeasts for 6 months. The wine is then refined for a few months in the bottle.