Chiarandà

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

Chiarandà

Golden yellow in color; to the nose come scents of Mediterranean maquis, especially sage, well blended with the fragrances of ripe, yellow-fleshed fruit. In the mouth one perceives great minerality and persistence, with slight hints of vanilla and butter coming from a skillful use of wood. Resulting by a selection of the finest Chardonnay grapes from various parcels of the Contessa Entellina DOP, Chiarandà 2009 is no longer a blend. An enological decision in line with the excellence expressed in the vineyard by this noble white grape, achieved through the expertise of the technical staff, which, through targeted viticulture, was able to get the finest interaction between the variety and its terroir. A 2009 that is aristocratic, worthy of the reputation of this wine, at the top of the Donnafugata range.

Grapes

  • Chardonnay

Denomination

Contessa Entellina Chardonnay Dop

Production zone

Contessa Entellina Estate and Nearby Areas

Awards

  • 100pts
  • 90pts
  • 90/100

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

2009

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: 13.5%
total acidity: 5.9 g/l
pH: 3.25

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; to the nose come scents of Mediterranean maquis, especially sage, well blended with the fragrances of ripe, yellow-fleshed fruit. In the mouth one perceives great minerality and persistence, with slight hints of vanilla and butter coming from a skillful use of wood. Resulting by a selection of the finest Chardonnay grapes from various parcels of the Contessa Entellina DOP, Chiarandà 2009 is no longer a blend. An enological decision in line with the excellence expressed in the vineyard by this noble white grape, achieved through the expertise of the technical staff, which, through targeted viticulture, was able to get the finest interaction between the variety and its terroir. A 2009 that is aristocratic, worthy of the reputation of this wine, at 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 Chardonnay Dop

Grapes

  • Chardonnay

Production zone

Contessa Entellina Estate and Nearby Areas

Awards

  • 100pts
  • 90pts
  • 90/100

Vintage

2009

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: 13.5%
total acidity: 5.9 g/l
pH: 3.25

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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