PV Tasting Notes
Deep ruby with shades of violet, this is really interesting, fragrant plum, blackberry, cherry, clove, cracked pepper, chocolate and humus notes. In the mouth there is admiral power with surprising sharpness to the fruit, this is a wine with a strong personality which is tempered by fine silky tannins. Often I find Nero d’Avola to be very austere, and this is bold, but there’s good clarity to this wine and a good future to it also, can be enjoyed now, but will continue to improve over the next year or two and drink well though 2016. The Chairamonte is aged 6 months in second year American Oak barrels. This is a great BBQ wine, tasted January 2010. Independent Review
88 Points Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar April 2011
Medium-deep red. Blueberry and licorice aromas are complemented by tobacco and flowers. The juicy, spicy, herbal dark berry flavors show good intensity and precision, but could use a bit more length. The smoothly tannic finish features a lingering herbal nuance. 88 points
88 Points Antonio Galoni The Wine Advocate June 2010
The 2008 Chiaramonte (Nero d’Avola) is a fresh, juicy wine with plenty of varietal character in its perfumed red fruit and excellent overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.
I would prefer to match this with well structured or hearty courses, stews, or spaghetti Bolognese, succulent osso buco alla Milanese, maybe goulash, or meatballs with tuna sauce, roast leg of lamb and aged hard cheeses.
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