Brut Chardonnay

MaraglianoBrutChardonnay.jpgWinery: Brut Chardonnay
Loazzolo, Italy
Appellation: Spumante
Designation: DOC

In a few words: A brut with its own character and a winning nature; one which retains the noble and generous personality of its original vine.

Site: Marl and calcareous soil

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Fermentation and Aging: The chardonnay grape cultivated on these steep hills produces a sparkling wine via a process of secondary fermentation in tanks (Charmat Method). The grape harvest (mid September), yields a basic wine through temperature controlled fermentation. Sugar and yeast is then added for the refermentation phase, which lasts 15 days at a temperature between 17° and 18°C. The product, now a sparkling wine, is then left in the tank to mellow on the fermentation lees. 

Notes: An intense, deep and harmonious taste. Served at a temperature of 10°-12°C it is excellent as an aperitif, with fish or preferably fresh cheeses.