PV Tasting Notes
The 2006 Chiaramonte Rosso is made in an international style, 100% Nero D’Avola and juicy, this packs in the fruit, punching way above its weight for the price, the nose is all black fruit, in the mouth its balanced and well structured providing good length of spiced juicy fruit flavours.Independent Review
Luca Maroni, Top 500 Italian Wine producers 2008
The best producer in Italy this year in terms of quality and quantity is Firriato, hats off to the workers of Sicily, native source of this prestigious outcome. The land is the origin of exceptional fruit in every Firriato wine: Raw materials of extractive richness, maturity and fabulous integrity are transformed virtuously in a respectful manner into wine converting aroma of original virtue of clearness and fragrance. Quality levels are all standing high, with three all time greats which are amongst the best red wines of Italy, Camalot 2005, Harmonium 2005 and Ribeca 2005.
88 points Wine Spectator July 31 2008
Shows plum and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of berries, toasty oak, coffee and chocolate. Long and flavorful. Drink now through 2011.
Classification IGT Sicilia
Grape varieties 100% Nero D'Avola
Territory of Trapani - Guarini Estate 250-
400 mt. a.s.l.
Soil composition Medium mixture with a clayey tendency
Training system Cordon trained, spur pruned / Guyot
Nr. Vines per hectare n° 5.000 / 5.500
Yields per hectare 7.800 kg
Hand-picking - III decade of September / I
decade of October
Fermentation temperature 26°- 28°C
Traditional vinification in refrigerated
fermenters; partial maturation in barriques
for 7 months
Period of fermentation 12 days
Maturation 6 months in barriques
Alcohol 14% by vol.