MENU

SALEIT

CHARDONNAY
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

VINTAGE

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.

VINIFICATION

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.

VINEYARD

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.

TASTING NOTES

– 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

RECOMMENDATION

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

AWARDS

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