Donnafugata 2018 Chiaranda DOC- Chardonnay

$64.00

Variety: Chardonnay

Producer: Donnafugata

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2018

 

 

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Description

Ageing: 8 months oak barrels and 22 months in bottles.

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.

Contessa Entellina Estate: Where Donnafugata began.

A Chardonnay with a Mediterranean soul, Chiarandà 2019 offers an intense bouquet with fruity notes (apple and pear), floral notes and elegant hints given by the long aging (hazelnuts and hay). In the mouth it is broad and structured, with a pleasant sapid and mineral texture. A long-lasting white, rich in nuances and with great aging potential.

Harvesting

manual harvesting of Chardonnay grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. The Chardonnay destined for the production of Chiarandà was harvested in the second half of August.

Vinification

fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F). Then the wine ages partially matured in oak (65% in first and second passage barriques) for 8 months on its noble lees, partially in small cement vats (35%); finally, it is fined in the bottle for at least 22 months.

Ageing potential 

Over 15 years

Match

perfect with dishes of fish, also smoked ones, and white meat; try with risotto, legumes and medium-aged cheeses. Serve it in large, relatively tall goblets; uncork 30 minutes before serving; excellent at 11- 13°C (52-55°F).

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Notes

straw yellow in color, it offers an intense bouquet with fruity notes (yellow apple and pear), floral notes (broom) and elegant hints given by the long ageing (hazelnuts and hay). In the mouth it is broad and structured, with a pleasant sapid and mineral texture. A long-lasting white, rich in nuances and with great ageing potential.