Inzolia and Sicily, the identification of a terroir


DOC Sicilia


For a long time Inzolia has been the supporting column behind Sicilian oenology. Grateful for this glorious past the Di Gaetano family interprets the history of this vine in the fertile soils of Dàgala Borromeo, where the interaction of the terroir and microclimate give surprising results. The heroes of Firriato, who as ever guard the authenticity of the native varieties, preserve it with care and attention. The soil and climate conditions that are found in the land of the Trapani countryside, with a high different in temperature between day and night, are ideal for bringing out the best of its semi-aromatic nature, which is enhanced in the glass through strict, modern vinification. Today Chiaramonte Inzolia, with its freshness and minerality, is considered one of the best single varietal representations of this variety.

  • Appellation: DOC  Sicilia
  • Vine:  Inzolia
  • Terroir: hilly
  • Soil: mid-mixture, mostly clayey
  • Exposure: south-west (310 mt. a.s.l)
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Production Area

Dagala Borromeo

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Dàgala Borromeo contains about 40 hectares of vineyards, situated at 90 metres above sea level. The soil and climate conditions of this wine-producing area are characterised by extremely fertile sandy loam soils that are very deep and well structured, but relatively poor in mineral elements.

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Chiaramonte Inzolia

Freshness and a respect for age-old history

The Chiaramonte family reached Sicily in the 14th century after the Norman era. Attracted by the beauty of the island they settled there and performed important tasks in the service of King Peter II of Sicily and King Louis of Sicily. Today, their august name has been revived and bestowed on a label that fully represents Firriato’s production philosophy of enhancing native vine varieties. Chiaramonte Bianco is an Inzolia that is strictly vinified as a single varietal, in line with the splendour of this noble lineage

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Paired with

Stuffed Swordfish Balls

Dice the courgettes and lightly fry in a frying pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile cut the 3 slices of bread into cubes and halfway through the courgettes cooking add them to the pan. Continue cooking until the mixture has the consistency of mash. If the mixture is too dense add some water. The ideal consistency should be that of the mince used to make meatballs. Once cooked, turn off the heat and leave to cool. Remember to set aside some of the filling to decorate the plate before serving.

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