REGION Friuli - Friuli DOC
Perhaps the most famous white grape vine, Chardonnay originated in the Burgundy area and it has become widespread in wine-producing areas throughout the world. It arrived in Friuli in the middle of the 19th century and has become prevalent only in the last few decades.
This unoaked Chardonnay offers all of the varietal characteristics and expresses a broad aromatic range, with hints of white peach and tropical fruit. Soft in the mouth, it tempts the palate with excellent body finishing long with notes of toasted almonds. Pairs well with fish and seafood, but also with stuffed agnolotti pasta in broth, ravioli with sage-butter sauce and seafood risotto.
Riccardo Cottarella (consultant)
The wine rests on yeasts for about 6 months, to gain body and complexity, then at least 2 months in bottle prior to release.
Oleis (Comune of Manzano)
Grapes are destemmed then softly squeezed, then the musts are briefly macerated on the skins. Fermentation and partial malolactic take place in stainless steel.
ALTITUDE 160–170 meters above sea level
TYPE OF PLANTING Organic
SOIL Marne with minerals
TYPE OF CULTIVATION Guyot, Sylvoz
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%