Piemonte Doc Chardonnay

Monteriolo

Chardonnay is not, as many believe, a recent introduction to Piedmont. This grape has been present in the region since the first half of the 1800s, thanks to Filippo Asinari, Count of San Marzano and Costigliole and an important political-military figure. Upon his return from France, where he collaborated side-by-side with Napoleon, he brought home several vines of Chardonnay from the famous vineyards of Montrachet with plans to cultivate them in Costigliole. Chardonnay still grows in Piedmont today because the combination of the soil and microclimate is well suited to this variety, allowing it to take root and flourish.

Appellation:
Piemonte d.o.c.

Grape variety:
Chardonnay

First vintage produced:
1984

Exposure:
south – south est

Soil composition:
calcareous clay marl with prevalence of silt

Vineyard altitude:
650 ft a.s.l.

Training system:
Guyot

Vineyard density:
4,500 plants per hectare

Harvest:
selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets

Vinification system:
soft pressing and fermentation in french oak barrels

Malo-lattic:
partially carried out

Aging:
9 months on fine lees in french oak barrels with several batonnages

Color:
straw yellow with greenish reflections

Nose:
wild flowers, mango, citric fruits, the freshness of the sea spray

Taste:
savory and freshly balanced

Pairings:
oysters, roasted fowl, goat cheeses

Serving temperature:
14° C.

Sizes:
0,375 l. – 0,750 l. – 1,5 l.

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