Chardonnay Salento Bianco

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Denomination: Chardonnay
Wine Classification: IGP SALENTO BIANCO (white)
Production Area: the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume: 13% vol
Soil: alluvial origin soil, mixed (sand, silt and clay) with calcareous zones
Yield: 8 tons of grapes for ha
Training method: spurred cordon
Vineyard density: 4500-5000 plants per ha
Vinification: after the harvest, very early in the morning, white grapes are de-stemmed and pressed very softly. The must temperature goes down at 10°C, in order to have a decanting. Yeast are added after and the fermentation starts at a controlled temperature of around 16 °C
Ageing: to drink young


Color: golden yellow
Bouquet: slightly fruity with strong hints of apples, pineapple and vanilla
Taste: soft, dry, stylish and nicely lingering
Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
Pairing: fish starters and fish courses

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