Wine "Chiaramonte" Ansonica, Sicilia IGT, 2013
The wine is pale straw-yellow sparkling color with a slight greenish tint.
Fresh taste of wine has concentrated fruity notes, which are complemented by nuances of almonds and sea salt. The finish is long, very fresh and elegant.
Aromatic bouquet of wine has intense tones of yellow and white fruits, which are complemented by hints of acacia and lemon-colored.
The wine goes well with a salad with shrimp, fried anchovies, octopus and cuttlefish, baked mussels, clams with noodles, spaghetti with sea urchins, pasta with sardines, red mullet fillets on a bed of beans, sea bream with salt.
Ansonika (Sicilian variety has a second name - INSOL) for the production of "Chiaramonte" grown in the municipality of Trapani at an altitude of 310 meters above sea level in areas with clay soil of medium texture and south-western exposure. Harvested by hand in the first and second week of September. After soft pressing fermented grapes in steel containers at a temperature controlled at 14-16 ° C for 20 days. Then the wine is aged 3 months on lees stirring at a constant daily in steel tanks and 2 months in bottle.
Firriato winery was opened in 1985 by Salvatore Di Gaetano in the ancient town of Erice, near Trapani, the provincial capital. At this point, the highest density in the vineyard of Italy. Young winemaker saw rich, although not necessarily expressed, the potential for growth and development of winemaking in this region. The company began producing Firriato Sicily is not just cost-effective but high-quality wines and drinks to express through their evolution in consumer tastes. Under the strict supervision of Salvatore Di Gaetano economy rapidly, intensely and relentlessly developed, creates new wine, purchased new and improved farm machinery and technological equipment of the winery.
Along with the growth of "Firriato" grew awards and prizes, which deservedly won the wine sector, and most importantly - growing love of consumers. Today we can safely say that the company "Firriato" opened the world of Sicily and Sicilian wines. Therefore, in the world press winery "Firriato" proclaimed one of the most prestigious wine houses in Sicily.