2020 Poggio Chardonnay 'Bateaux'
100% estate-grown Chardonnay from 35 year old vines! If this wine were fom Napa, it would cost 3 times the price! This is Chardonnay at its purest! We were not looking to bring in another Chardonnay, especially one from Italy, but this wine is so declious and enjoyable to drink, that we couldn't resist. Quite lovely, sweet-tasting and ripe, showing honey, pear, delicious fruit and nicely dosed oak. Slky, with nice intensity (due to some lees aging) a clean, refreshing finish. Pssst, Chard Lovers, this wine is a steal! Destemming soft crushing then cold skin contact maceration for two days, soft pressing and fermentation at a controlled temperature. 10% ferments in new French oak barrel. After fermentation the wine mature “sur lies” for 6 months. Finally blended and bottled in the summer. Wine is then aged in bottle for an additional 2 month prior to release.
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