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DOC Sicilia

Catarratto, Chardonnay

Precision viticulture and respectful oenology are emblems of the Di Gaetano family’s production philosophy, an original product of which is Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Bianco. This is a label that has raised Firriato’s renown and reputation in all four corners of the world. It is a blend of Catarratto, the most diffuse native Sicilian white grape variety, and Chardonnay, the non-native international variety which has best adapted to the island. The mineral content from the Baglio Sorìa soils blends in balance with the freshness of the floral and fruity fragrances of the Catarratto, and the rich complex body of the Chardonnay’s bouquet. The particular fragrance envelops the palate making Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Bianco a rare example of high quality oenology in the field of Sicilian winemaking and producing. The result is a wine with elegant and sophisticated character.

  • Appellation: DOC  Sicilia
  • Vine:  Catarratto, Chardonnay
  • Terroir: hilly
  • Soil: clayey soils with red marlstones presence
  • Exposure: south/west (from 230 to 250 mt. a.s.l)
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Production Area

Baglio Sorìa

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The Baglio Sorìa Estate is situated just a few kilometres from Trapani, in western Sicily. Over the 110 hectares of the estate, vine cultivation requires that the plants not be overloaded with grapes in order to obtain a better quality of fruit.

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Santagostino Baglio Sorìa

An authentic icon of Firriato and of Sicily

Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Bianco is a symbol which perfectly represents Firriato’s history. This union of an authentically Sicilian vine with an international one that has found in Sicily its terroir of choice, gives a wine that marks an important accomplishment in high-quality Sicilian oenology. The most suitable climate and soil conditions  for Catarratto and international Chardonnay vines are  offered by The Baglio Sorìa estate. Here,  the soil texture characterised by red marlstones and limestone releases  wide olfactory freshness to the wine where Catarratto brings body and the Chardonnay contributes with its typical exotic fruit notes made more elegant after short time of barrique fermentation. The steel tanks fermentation takes around 4 months with slight variations according to the vintage.An absolute winner on the world stage for more than thirty years it is the very embodiment of the most authentic aromas of Sicily.

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Paired with

Two Seas Couscous

Take about a third of the semolina and pour it into a mixing bowl big enough to easily hold the whole 500g plus water for working the grains. Mix together with your fingers using a circular motion, starting to add the water a little at a time mixing as you go. The grains of semolina puff up as they absorb the water, and being rolled around by your fingers they start clumping together to form tiny balls. Continue mixing.

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