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Overview:L’Ecrù is a natural passito wine produced from Zibibbo grapes. For the vinification of this prestigious label Firriato employs a method of infusion which adds the dried grapes directly to the wine; this is absolutely unique within the field of Italian winemaking. The ‘raisining’ garden at Borgo Guarini forms the backdrop for this unique process. Sun and wind define the estate’s climate, and their combined action determines the natural drying process of the grapes over about 40 days. The slow drying process favours the concentration of fragrances of Mediterranean scrub in each grape. The grapes are then removed from the stalks and put in the wine to infuse, giving L’Ecrù its uniqueness. There are no prolonged, interrupted and restarted fermentations: in contact with the wine the grapes swell up and release their precious aromatic properties, creating an incomparably balanced passito.
Tasting Notes: Intense golden yellow tending to amber. You can smell fine scents of orange blossom honey, candied orange peels and dried figs, dates, peaches in syrup, which bland harmoniously with delicate hints of lemon grass, marjoram, sage, oregano and oriental spices. An enchanting texture that unfolds almost with a whisper with oll the class of its noble lineage; the expression of warm sun of Sicily enriched by subtle yet deep nuances of the sea and fruit that are both suave and exciting
Points: 94, Wine Enthusiast
Format / ABV: 750 ml/13.40%
In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in-store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock, please email firstname.lastname@example.org