All the elegance of a Sicilian Chardonnay

Chiaramonte

DOC Sicilia

Chardonnay

Chardonnay, the most widespread international white grape vine variety in Sicily, is characterised by its innate elegance and its splendid sensory properties which have influenced the best products of world oenology. The Di Gaetano family have chosen to cultivate it in the Dàgala Borromeo Estate, where the exposure and terroir permit this variety’s aromatic content and intensity of fragrances to find their best expression. The deep, fertile soil, of a sandy loam nature, forges a balanced wine with a full, fresh flavour. It is the perfect interpretation of the unmistakable Mediterranean style that only white Sicilian wines are able to express. Chiaramonte Chardonnay exhibits all the nobility of this variety thanks the care and precision of Firriato’s cultivation methods.

Chardonnay, the most widespread international white grape vine variety in Sicily, is characterised by its innate elegance and its splendid sensory properties which have influenced the best products of world oenology. The Di Gaetano family have chosen to cultivate it in the Dàgala Borromeo Estate, where the exposure and terroir permit this variety’s aromatic content and intensity of fragrances to find their best expression.”Approfondisci”


  • Appellation: DOC  Sicilia
  • Vine:  Chardonnay
  • Terroir: hilly
  • Soil: Mid-mixture, mostly clayey
  • Exposure: west (250 mt. a.s.l)
SENSORIAL PROFILE & WINEMAKING
SENSORIAL PROFILE & WINEMAKING

Production Area

Dàgala Borromeo

Dàgala Borromeo is a splendid corner of the Trapani countryside, where green vineyards integrate perfectly with the colour of the earth. The vineyards on this estate enjoy a dry, well-ventilated microclimate, with a marked difference in temperature between day and night.

Chiaramonte Chardonnay

Historical tradition and oenological innovation

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 noble lineage has been revived through the name of three wines from Firriato’s Classic range. Chiaramonte Bianco is a single varietal Chardonnay. The world’s most famous and celebrated vine has, like the noble Chiaramonte family, found in Sicily its home of choice.

CHIARAMONTE CHARDONNAY

The characteristics of vintages

Paired with

Seared Swordfish in a Cherry Tomato, Caper and Celery Sauce

Peel and dice the potatoes and place in a casserole dish full of cold water. Cook together with salt, pepper, the celery and 4 capers, making sure that the water only just covers the potatoes to avoid the diffusion of the herbs. In the meantime, wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them into wedges. Once the potatoes are cooked remove from the casserole dish using a slotted spoon and set them aside.

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