LE BRUNICHE CHARDONNAY DI TOSCANA Tuscany (IGT)
THE LAND Production area: from vineyards located in some of the best wine areas in Tuscany, mainly from our vineyards at Nozzole Estate in Greve in Chianti
THE GRAPE Vines: 100% Chardonnay
Plant density: 4,000 – 4,500 vines p/hectare
Production p/hectare: on average 8 tonnes of grapes
Grapes percentage: max. 70%
IN THE WINERY Vinification: without skin contact after cold static decantation in reduction, temperature- controlled fermentation at 18°C.
Ageing: “sur lie” (on the lees) for about 6 months.
Bottle ageing: at least two months.
THE WINE Tasting: Classic scents of apple, white peach and Mirabelle plums well blend with the hints of citrus and medicinal herbs. It is rich, full and well balanced on the palate, with excellent persistence resulting in a dry, crisp finish.
At the table: At “Villa di Nozzole” we like to serve it with dried salt codfish accompanied by potatoes, capers and stuffed tomatoes.
First harvest: 1986
Shelf life: up to 3 years