White Wine – Chardonnay Umbria IGT
Variety of grapes
Plant spacing: 3.00 x 1.00 m
Training system: spurred cordon
Year planted: 2002
Mainly volcanic, sedimentary, clayish
Altitude: 300 m
Hand-picked, during the first half of September
Grapes: 60 q/ha – Wine: 45 hl/ha
The grapes, hand-picked during the early morning hours, are sent to be pressed and undergo a maceration process in contact with the grape skins at a controlled temperature of 3°C. There is the extraction of the must with light pressing without any rotation of the press; the separation of 50% of the must flower, and 48 hours of cold static decantation. The fermentation process then begins in stainless steel tanks and continues in brand new French oak barrels.
6-7 months in new French oak barrels
8-10 months in bottles
Bright straw yellow color with luminous golden reflexes. The complexity of the bouquet is remarkable: compact and profound, with notes of spices and with sweet hints of wood. Soft and persistent, with the right flavor and minerality, it has a good aromatic balance with pleasant hints of ripe, tropical fruit.
Ideal with white meats, fish and seafood dishes, fried foods, cheese and truffle.
Good longevity with a surprising evolution is to be expected.
To be served at 12°- 14°C.