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: The must is obtained by a gentle mashing of the grape at a low temperature. Then it is decanted and fermented at a controlled temperature to enhance the qualities of the grape variety.
Pale yellow color. A floral and balsamic bouquet. Scents of tropical fruits and pineapple. Fresh, zesty, and fragrant taste, with mineral notes.
Food Pairing: Ideal with seafood, shellfish, and raw fish. Excellent with hors d’oeuvres, delicate courses, and white meats. Serve cool at 46/50˚ F.
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