Colterenzio - Chardonnay Altkirch 2016
A very nice Chardonnay from Alto Adige with a good PQR.
Colterenzio - Chardonnay Altkirch 2016 (85 tsomw points)
In the glass a briljant green yellow color.
On the nose aromas of yellow fruit like quince and pineapple and shows more aromas like stonefruit and blossom after warming up.
On the palate a bit the same with mango and papaya, some pineapple and little quince. Discreet acidity and supple. Nicely balanced with a long exotic fruit finish and a small bitter note.
Chardonnay is the classic white Burgundy grape variety and has been producing fine wines in South Tyrol for well over a century. This enormously popular wine is pale yellow with green reflexes in colour, delicate and floral in aromas. The flavour is infused with hints of exotic fruits reminiscent of pineapple, and mango; on the palate it is a concentration of mellowness and vivacity with classic mineral notes and crisp acidity. Cellaring potential: 2 – 3 years.
Excellent as an aperitif, it makes a delicious partner for steamed fish, skate in browned butter, baked oysters, light cold and warm starters, seafood salad, vegetable risotto, delicately seasoned dishes based on white meat, as well as for a variety of pasta dishes. Serve lightly chilled: 10 – 12° C.
The fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks with the temperature controlled at approx.18°C. The new wine subsequently matures for several months on the fine lees.