Chiarandà

A Chardonnay with a Mediterranean soul, elegant and long-lived

Chiarandà

Golden yellow in color, with bright glints; to the nose its fruity (apple and ripe peach) well blended with scents of Mediterranean maquis. In the mouth it is very persistent where creaminess and crispness are alternating. An aristocratic 2008 matching up with the reputation of this wine, the top of the Donnafugata range.

Grapes

Denomination

Contessa Entellina DOC

Production zone

Contessa Entellina Estate and Nearby Areas

Awards

  • Tre Stelle Rosse
  • 100pts

Food & wine

Perfect with lobster, cream of vegetable soup and smoked fish, we suggest it also with roast quail.

Excellent at 11 - 13°C/52 - 55°F)°

Vintage

2008

Raccolta

Manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard.

Yield per hectar

5 – 6 t (2 – 2.4 t/acres)

Vinification

Fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 15-16°C (59-61° F).

Affinamento

6 months in vats (50%) and in barrique and tonneau (50%) 24 months in bottle

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 13.15%
total acidity: 6.1 g/l
pH: 3.3

Ageing potential

Over 15 years

First vintage

1992

Method

Chiarandà

Chiarandà

A Chardonnay with a Mediterranean soul, elegant and long-lived


Golden yellow in color, with bright glints; to the nose its fruity (apple and ripe peach) well blended with scents of Mediterranean maquis. In the mouth it is very persistent where creaminess and crispness are alternating. An aristocratic 2008 matching up with the reputation of this wine, the top of the Donnafugata range.

Food & wine

Perfect with lobster, cream of vegetable soup and smoked fish, we suggest it also with roast quail.

Excellent at 11 - 13°C/52 - 55°F)°

Denomination

Contessa Entellina DOC

Grapes


Production zone

Contessa Entellina Estate and Nearby Areas

Awards

  • Tre Stelle Rosse
  • 100pts

Vintage

2008

Harvesting

Manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard.

Yield per hectar

5 – 6 t (2 – 2.4 t/acres)

Vinification

Fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 15-16°C (59-61° F).

Affinamento

6 months in vats (50%) and in barrique and tonneau (50%) 24 months in bottle

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 13.15%
total acidity: 6.1 g/l
pH: 3.3

Ageing potential

Over 15 years

First vintage

1992

Food & wine

Food & wine

Artistic label

The wine made its debut in 1992 as Chiarandà del Merlo from the names of the two vineyards where the Ansonica and Chardonnay grapes were grown. Ten years later the name has been simplified to Chiarandà and the label has been enriched with a female figure that suggests complexity and refinement.

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