Saleit Chardonnay DOC 2020
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- Varietal(s): Chardonnay
- Age of vines: 10 – 20 years
- Temperature: 10 – 12 °C
- Age-ability: 2022 – 2027
- Yield: 60 hl/ha
- Vine training: Wire-trained
- Alcohol: 13,5 %
- Residual sugar: 3,0 g/l
- Tot. Acidity: 6,0 g/l
- Contains sulphites
For a long time, no distinction was made between the grape varieties Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay, as the differences are difficult for the eye to detect. Chardonnay has been cultivated in Alto Adige for about 150 years and is now one of the leading white wine varieties.
In many respects 2021 was a demanding and challenging wine growing year. The winter months were mainly sunny but very cold. In spring the temperature was slow to rise, and that delayed the vegetative development of the vines. This was only partly compensated by the warm and sunny start to the summer, while the weather in July and August was very varied. The grape harvest accordingly began relatively late, on September 9. The wet September was an organizational problem for our wine growers, but ultimately a very good harvest was completed on October 26.
– 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.
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 (50% 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.
- Robert Parker - 2017: 92 p., 2019: 93+ p., 2020: 93 p.,
- James Suckling - 2019: 90 p., 2020: 91 p., 2021: 90 p.,
- Gambero Rosso - 2014: 2 Bicchieri
- Bibenda - 2015: 4 Grappoli
- I Vini di Veronelli - 2015: 90 p.
- Luca Maroni - 2014: 90 p., 2019: 93 p., 2020: 94 p.,