THE PRODUCER : Castello di Monsanto
Born in 1980 from a challenge of Fabrizio Bianchi to create a white wine of great character in an area which was not especially dedicated to it, this selection of Chardonnay from the Valdigallo vineyard, 3.50 hectares at an altitude of 260 metre a.s.l. exposed to the north-east, is vinified half in 5 hl French barrels and the other half in steel. It ages over two years in glass before the sale. Its great capacity to age makes it possible to enjoy its characteristics to the best after many years from the harvest.
Vinification: 2/3 of the grapes are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. 1/3 is vinified in French oak tonneaux with lees contact for 6/7 months.
Aging: This Castello di Monsanto Chardonnay ages 1 year in bottle before release.
Nose: A rich aroma of herbs, chamomile and mimosa
Taste: Elegant, intense and buttery