Tareni Chardonnay IGT
Balanced, Clean, Elegant, Floral aromas
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
The Tareni chardonnay is a straw yellow elegant wine.
Floral notes of mimosa and orange blossoms aromas, blend with hints of pears.
On the palate it is elegant, with pleasant hints of prickly pears.
Food Match: Fish roasts and soups. Serve at 8°-12° C.
The grapes for this 100% Chardonnay wine come from Santa Margherita and Montevago in the Province of Agrigento. The vines grow on a calcareous, clayey soil at 300 m above sea leve. in the immediate hinterland of the coast.
The climate is Mediterranean, mild winters, limited rainfall, very hot and windy summer. Harvest period starting from the first ten days of August. Traditional vinification in white, with soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature. 2 months of ageing in stainless steel.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/