DOC 2016

For those who prefer certainties because they know that fashions are fleeting.

Varietal(s): Chardonnay
Age of vines: 10 – 20 years
Temperature: 10 – 12 °C
Age-ability: 2017 – 2022
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Vine training: Wire-trained
Alcohol: 14,0 %
Residual sugar: 3,0 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 6,1 g/l


The 2016 vintage produced numerous surprises. The mild spring was succeeded by a frigid April that initially brought growth to a standstill. Constant hard work in the vineyard ensured that the situation was kept under control. A changeable start to the summer was followed by sunny days in late August and September. The grape harvest began in mid-September. The white wines are distinguished by a pleasant aroma supported by a well-structured acidity, while the red wines are marked by their powerful fragrance and matching.


Whole-cluster pressing of ripe, healthy grapes, followed by a 10- to 18-hour cold maceration and natural clarification, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18 °C, 5-month ageing on the fine lees (30% in the large casks and big wooden barrels), filtering and bottling in March.


South- and east-sloping vineyard between 350 and 450 meters above sea level. Very windy site, well-ventilated and therefore predestined for a later harvest; loamy, sandy, chalky gravel.


– brilliant straw-yellow
– full of tropical fruit aromas, especially pineapple and banana, just a hint of oak, with vanilla and butter rounding off this expressive nose
– full-bodied and balanced on the palate, long lingering finish with
echoes of ripe fruit


This wine is perfect as an aperitif, or enjoyed with appetizers and fish.


Gambero Rosso – 2 bicchieri
Bibenda - 2015: 4 Grapes
I Vini di Veronelli - 2015: 90 p.
Luca Maroni – 2014: 90 p.