The real connoisseurs do not drink wine: they taste secrets.
- Salvator Dalì
Regina Lucia was born from the idea to obtain a soft and enveloping sparkling wine with a gentle full persistent perlage. The finest bubbly gives immense pleasure to the palate and makes it fascinating. It has a graceful perfume of fresh fruit with a sweet inclination. A classical rosé method whose delicacy charms the most demanding and finest palates like the women's ones. In the Ciatò Regina Lucia, it is possible to find the maximum expression of elegance in a bottle.
Regina Lucia is obtained exclusively from a selection of Nero di Troia grapes produced in white. They are strictly harvested by hand, at the first hours of the dust. The entire grape is placed in a hydraulic press and is pressed immediately after the harvest. The pressure is slow and only the best part of the must will compose the cuvée. It is followed by natural decantation of 12 hours and fermentation in iron steel tanks, strictly kept at a temperature of 15°-16° C for 15 days. Between February and the beginning of March the tirage is made, then the bottles are stacked for 24 months or more in a controlled temperature canteen to guarantee the right process of lysis of yeast. After this period called prise de mousse and after a passage on the pupitres with the operation of remuage, manually cured, the disgorging is done and finally, Regina Lucia is ready.
Grape: 100% Nero di Troia
Production zone: Castelluccio dei Sauri (Italy)Acreage planted: 4 acres. Exposure North - North West, and South-South
East, 300 meters above sea level.
Soil type: gravelly, calcareous, and of medium consistency in the hills, not irrigated.
Vineyards: espalier system with Guyot pruning.
Planting density 3500 plants per hectare. Yield per hectare 80 quintals.
Harvest period: first ten days of September with manual harvesting and selection of the grapes.
Winemaking: Soft pressing of whole grapes and subsequent grapes and subsequent fermentation controlled temperature (14-15°) in steel tanks. steel tanks.
Bottling: the tirage is carried out in spring following the harvest.
Maturation in the bottle for a period of not less than 24 months in a temperature-controlled room.
Characteristic: with an intense pink color "...the name of the beautiful flower which I always invoke...". (Dante, Paradise, Canto XXII), with floral and red floral and red berry fruit notes, with its perfumes of fresh aromas of fresh fruit with a sweet tendency. its pleasantness makes it fascinating and of complex elegance.
Pairings: Recommended as an aperitif, suitable for hors d'oeuvres of land and sea, in particular particularly shellfish and tuna, meat carpaccio and meat tartare, throughout a meal with seafood and creamy and vegetable-based first courses, main courses of seafood and white and red meats with good fat content with good fatness, grilled lamb, pork, seared tuna, savory vegetables, omelets, creamy cheeses, mushrooms, and well-seasoned pizzas.
Serving temperature 6-8 °C.