This Chardonnay from Veneto isn't a typical Chardonnay. This one is more my style. - 88 points
In the glass a bright straw yellow color with greenish hues.
In the nose delicate aromas of tropical fruit, white pear, apple, flowers and fennel and fresh herbs.
On the palate a pleasant minerality and a good balance between freshness and softness. Continue proposing fruity and tangy closes with almond finish.
A project started in 2013 to create an artisanal handcrafted wine. The grapes are manually sourced from specific small single vineyard blocks of 1.5 ha (3.7 ac) facing south/southwest, on top of the Colli Berici Hills, at an altitude of 180 m above sea level (590 ft).
AREA OF ORIGIN From top of the Colli Berici Hills, in the province of Vicenza, Veneto Region.
SOIL TYPE Mix of iron-rich clay, sandstone and limestone.
TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot
AVERAGE VINE AGE 18 years
HARVEST PERIOD/METHOD Second half of September, handpicking and selection of only the best grapes.
WINE MAKING Off skins
PRIMARY FERMENTATION Soft crushing of the grapes at low temperatures. Fermenting in stainless steel tanks at a thermostatically controlled temperature of 16°C max/64.4°F. MATURING AND AGING 6 months in contact with its own natural yeasts.
FINING 6 months in bottle
SERVING TEMPERATURE 8-10°C/47-50°F
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Suitable with tasty appetizers and first courses, especially those featuring seafood.