Donna Francesca 2011
Wow, this is a nice and complex full-bodied white one from the Veneto region.
Giovanni Ederle – Donna Francesca 2011 (88 tsomw points)
Garganega and Chardonnay.
In the glass a beautiful golden yellow color.
On the nose aromas of ripe yellow fruit like apple, banana and plums followed with hints of broom, almond and honey.
On the palate full-bodied, intense flavors and nice roundness. Persistent finish with honey and apple.
Vine species: garganega and chardonnay
Denomination:Igp Bianco Veronese
Soils: clayey, loamy, calcareous
Year planted: 2006
Altitude: 220m asl
Exposure: east-south-east ridge
Cane training system: Guyot
Planting density: 5700 plants/Ha
Grape yield per hectare: 9000 kg
Harvest season: chardonnay end of August, garganega end of September
Harvesting: by hand, by selection
Temp. of fermentation: 15°C
Duration of fermentation: 30/40 days
Maceration: prefermentation at 10°C
Fining: 12 months in medium untoasted French oak barrels
Fining in the bottle: 1 year
Maximum aging time planned: 15 years
Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol
Colour: gold as gold
Aroma (nose): honey, ripe yellow fruit, hint of exotic fruits, magnolia and broomflower
Taste: complex and fully-bodied, warm rounded, chulk-lik minerality and good fresh acidity
Website winery: www.giovanniederle.it