“Elioro” Langhe Chardonnay
Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Production Zone: Estate vineyard of 1.2 hectors planted in 1987 of personally and carefully selected vines. Situated in the municipality of La Morra, in the lowest part of Monfalletto at 220 meters above sea level. Rich, clayey, alkaline soil with eastern exposure.
Harvest Period: End of August/ Beginning of September
Harvest Period: 49 Hl/Ha – 6,500 bottles/Ha (2,600 bottles/Acre)
Vinification: De-stemmed and pressed. Following static clarification or flotation. Drawn off and fermented at a temperature of 15/16 °C for about one week in stainless steel tanks. Racked to wood where fermentation finishes after about a month.
Maturation: Kept in wood for malolactic fermentation on lees for about one month at low temperatures and frequent stirring of lees. Racked and again aged in wood for approximately 9 months. Bottled aging in cellar for 10 months before release.
Sensory Characteristics: Intense yellow – gold; on the nose: citrus, grapefruit, banana, toasted hazelnut, honey and slight note of oak. In the mouth, fat, powerful and fresh with a long, persistent finish.
Service Temperature: 10 °C / 50 °F
Average Life of Wine: Age-worthy. Fabulous even after more than 25 years.
Food Pairing: Given its substantial structure, this wine pairs particularly well with a wide range of dishes, from chicken galantine, seafood antipasti, crustacean first courses, soups (like minestrone or cream of mushroom, potatoes or leeks), salads with chicken. Excellent with seafood and fish.
Average Annual Production: 6500 bottles + magnum 1.5 lt.
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