The Italian genius for transforming the unique qualities of land into pure art, Sistina is inspired by the “cosmatesque” mosaics which appeared for the first time in 1200 A.D., in which small pieces of precious polychrome geometric-shaped marbles are assembled. Of particular workmanship, these are found mostly on church floors across Italy, including Abruzzo. This classic beauty is revealed in Sistina’s wines. Crafted with the utmost care, elegant in taste, and with a balanced sensorial level akin to the same balance found in the timeless architectural beauties found in Italian artistic creations.
Terroir: Codice Citra sits on 6,000 hectares of wide territory that covers almost the entire province of Chieti, with a north-to-south extension of 80-90km, and for 40km from the sea to inland. It is a privileged spot where grapes ripen among Majella, Gran Sasso and the Adriatic Sea: a unique chance to exploit different and unique terroirs and microclimates, with the ideal temperature range for the ripening of grapes. Mountain airstreams and sea breeze grapes acquire different chemical and aromatic characteristics that are fundamental to the production of Citra’s distinctive wines.
Vinification: Light crushing and cold-press maceration of pressed grapes. Only the first-pressing must, which is separated by gravity, ferments at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Straw yellow color with golden nuances. Delicate and pleasantly fruity nose, with hints of white flowers which combine with citrus notes and spicy nuances. Tastes fresh, elegant and harmonic with citrus fruit notes and yellow fruit scents.
Food Pairing: Ideal with seafood, shellfish and raw fish. Excellent with hors d’oeuvres, complex courses, and white meats. Serve cool at 36/50˚ F.
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