CONTEA DI SCLAFANI CHARDONNAY
Tasca d'Almerita's Chardonnay was bottled as a DOC wine for the first time with the 2012 vintage. Chardonnay cuttings from Burgundy were first brought to Siciliy's Tenuta Regaleali in the mid-1980's where they were planted in the calcerious, mixed sand-clay soils of the San Francesco vineyard at more than 1,700 feet above sea level. With traditional fermentation in barrel, Tasca d'Almerita Chardonnay Sicilia DOC from the San Francesco vineyard shows the substance that a prestigious international varietal can achieve in a distinctly Mediterranean terroir.
Golden-yellow in color, layered aromas of pineapple and ripe tree fruits complement undertones of pear, candied pineapple, white chocolate, hazelnut and brioche. On the palate, this wine shows poise and presence; a rich and textured wine with a refreshing backbone of acidity that draws into a layered and lasting finish.
Pair this wine with fish prepared al cartoccio, soubise sauces, roasted chicken, and even salmon a la plancha.