Chardonnay Friuli Grave DOC 2022
Pairing: Fish-based appetizers, Fish-based second dishes, Aperitivi
|Wine type||White Wine|
|Region||Friuli Venezia Giulia|
|Bottle size (l)||0.75|
|Service temperature||10-12° C|
|Origin||Friuli Grave Spilimbergo, 130 m asl.|
|Grape yield||80 qli/hectare.|
|Density||4.000-5.000 trees / hectare.|
|Production area||The soil of alluvial origin is characterized by a first surface layer resting on the second layer of pebbles of various sizes, of limestone and dolomite origin, a rock composed of calcium carbonate and magnesium. The texture is sandy and the pebbles (“graves” in French) guarantee a high-temperature shift from day to night which enhances the aromas, scents, and elegance of the grapes. The temperate climate is favorably affected by the presence of the Friulian Dolomites which shelter from the cold north winds, facilitating the mitigating effect of the Adriatic Sea to the south.|
|Winemaking||The early September harvest, after a soft pressing, is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 15-16° C. Refinement takes place on the lees for at least 3 months.|
Originally from Burgundy, this variety has eventually become widespread in all wine-growing areas of the world. It arrived in Friuli in the midnineteenth century and it found its ideal home in the Grave region which makes it crisp and enveloping, with fruity and floral scents.
The color is straw yellow with greenish reflections. Its perfume is intense, complex, citrusy, with hints of white peach and nuances of white flowers, with background vegetal notes. At taste, it is crisp, with an enveloping and ever-present acidity. Excellent as an aperitif paired with appetizers and fish dishes such as San Daniele del Friuli salmon trout (the Queen of San Daniele).