The Sunkissed White
I.G.T. Terre Siciliane
Chardonnay, Inzolia, Viognier
Chardonnay, Inzolia and Viognier, an intriguing blend of white grapes giving life to a complex and enveloping expression enhancing the proper Sicilian soul, rich in aromas and scents. The aromatic varieties of Western Sicily bring their fragrances in order to captivate and give pleasure to your palate. The fresh fruit and balsamic hints of Inzolia are completed with a memory of the dried flowers mixed on the background of notes of jasmine, apricot, peach and honeysuckle brought by Viognier. In the glass, this blend is surprising for its delicate drinkability and interesting minerality, an important balance obtained upstream, designed and already wanted in the vineyard, through agronomic management attentive to the needs of each plant, growing in the Borgo Guarini estate, located in the hinterland of the Trapani countryside. A white of undeniable pleasure, designed to fall in love with the palates of the most passionate winelovers.
- Appellation: I.G.T. Terre Siciliane
- Vine: Chardonnay, Inzolia and Viognier
- Terroir: hilly
- Soil: Mid-mixture, mostly clayey with carbonate elements
- Exposure: North (300 mt. a.s.l.)
Borgo Guarini is an eclectic estate with many identities. Three different orders of soil: Entisols, Inceptisols and Vertisols have been identified in this agricultural location. This area is recognised for the complexity of its climate conditions and the variety of its orography.
Sicilian fragrances are in the air
Sicily is a real open-air wine laboratory. Out of 12 existing soil orders in the world which 7 of these are present only in Sicily, and 3 of them can be found in the texture of the grounds of the kaleidoscopic mosaic of vineyards of the Borgo Guarini estate, in the western area of Sicily.
Temperature measurements during the year 2022 showed constant regularity thanks to a moderate winter and the absence of frosts in spring. Winter rainfall softened the soil and replenished water resources, while a sunny summer with low humidity hindered the spread of the main vine diseases, such as downy mildew and powdery mildew.
The 2021 vintage in the countryside of Trapani was characterized by a rather regular climatic trend. The first months of the winter season recorded abundant rains in the Trapani countryside, ensuring a restoration of the water content in the soils, with a fairly cool spring and early summer
In the Trapani countryside, 2020 grape harvest was generally affected by a variable climatic trend compared to 2019. Actually temperatures above the seasonal average – in particular between the months of January and February – and a certain drought from May to late September, influenced a lot of vine life cycle. These conditions slightly anticipated the budding phase, by reducing vine development and growth in the matter of foliage until flowering with a lower production yield (about 30%) – for white grape varieties in particular – in favor of quality: a of the best in recent years.
The 2019 vintage was generally affected by the colder and rainier climatic trend compared to the averages of recent years. Temperatures were below the seasonal average during the flowering period and favorable climatic conditions were also recorded during ripening. The vegetative development of the plants was optimal, with perfectly functioning foliage, and a reduction in the average weight of the bunch which favored an increase in the average quality.
Marinated mackerel with cardamom, ginger and soy sauce
Fillet the mackerel, rinse the fillets under running water and steam them for a few minutes. Prepare the marinade based on oil, ginger, soy sauce and cardamom and complete with the addition of salt and pepper. Insert the fillets into the marinade, gently massaging the meat and let them rest in the refrigerator for at least 7 or 8 hours covered with cling film.