Chardonnay / DOC Oltrepò Pavese
ORIGIN: Oltrepò Pavese
VINE VARIETY: Chardonnay
SOIL: Clayey, slimy with carenaceous limestone and gypsum, located around the 45° parallel north.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Guyot-trained
HARVESTING: By hand.
VINIFICATION: Grape soft pressing and destemming. Fermentation with cultured yeasts at 16°C.
REFINING: In stainless steel vats, followed by a second natural fermentation in pressurized vats at 16°C temperature. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5%vol
COLOUR: Ruby red with garnet red tinges.
NOSE: Delicate, scents of dry fruit and hay, the finish recalls the Mediterranean scrub.
PALATE: Chamois-soft, savory and mineral. Freshness is underlined by the sparkling character.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Parisian dumplings (France) – Greek salad (Greece)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10 – 12°C
CURIOSITY: This vine originates from Burgundy and spread all around the world. According to the different wine making techniques it can be used for still wines, sometimes aged wines, sparkling wines and spumante wines. They all share a unique aromatic quality.