Chiaramonte ansonica was created as an act of reverent homage towards this important and widely-planted Sicilian variety.
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Made from 100 hints and a nose full of citrus flowers and wild herbs. On the palate, it is wonderfully clean and fresh, with a silky texture and notes of toasted almonds on the finish.
CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C. Sicily
VINES: Ansonica (Inzolia)
PRODUCTION AREA: Trapani countryside - Tenuta Dàgala Borromeo
SOIL TYPE: Medium mixture tending to clayey
EXPOSURE: Southwest (310 meters a.s.l.)
TRAINING SYSTEM: espalier with Guyot pruning
PLANTS PER HECTARE: 5.000 / 5.500
YIELD PER HECTARE: 7.600 / 7.800 kg
HARVEST: Manual harvest. I-II decade of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 14 ° -16 ° C
FERMENTATION PERIOD: 20 days
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature
AGING: 3 months on noble or "sur lie" lees in stainless steel tanks with daily shaking
REFINEMENT IN BOTTLE: 2 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5% vol.
PH: 3.14 (average value)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.32 g / l (average value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED: 2001
VINTAGE PRODUCTION: 120,000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 10 ° –12 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: From young white unstructured
COLOR: Faded and brilliant straw yellow, almost greenish.
SMELL: Delicate and fine, with a range of aromas reminiscent of exotic fruit, mainly pineapple, mango and papaya, almond, lime, wisteria flower, iris and acacia, which intertwine with delicious nuances of Mediterranean herbs.
PALATE: Freshness is the winning weapon of this wine which, combined with the good concentration of the fruit, makes it very pleasant and drinkable, tasty and lively; excellent closure, with a finish reminiscent of almond and sea salt.
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY