Barricato 40 Chardonnay Trentino DOC 2017
/ Trentino- Alto Adige
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
In Trentino, the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures helps create wines that are remarkably fresh and robust in aroma and flavor. These grapes are handpicked, destemmed and given a few hours of cold maceration. The grapes are then soft pressed before vinification with selected yeasts in a combination of temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and oak barriques (hence the name Barricato). After fermentation, the portion that is fermented in barrique undergoes malolactic fermentation and both parts rest on the lees, with stirring, before blending and bottling.
Blue Lifestyle2017 vintage
The 2017 season started with beautiful, seasonal weather. The second half of April saw a sudden drop in temperature, causing a very small amount of damage to the vines. In May, optimal weather conditions favored the recovery of the vineyards allowing for blooming between the end of the month and the first week of June. Harvest of the grapes began on the 22nd of August, showing excellent sugar strength and acidity that resulted in a quality harvest.
Straw yellow with golden reflections and fruity with armoas ranging from honey to vanilla and exotic fruit; full and well balanced on the palate, with a long, consistent finish.
Pairs well with fish and white meat.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Trentino DOC
ACIDITY: 5.25 g/l
AGING: Stainless steel tank, 40% barrique
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.5 g/l
points of distinction
- A firm, fresh, more European style of Chardonnay, with great varietal character
- Region's wide daytime/nighttime temperature shifts help create remarkably fresh wines with robust aromas and flavors
about the grape +
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
– Neil and Maria Empson, Owners
“Nature and passion are the touchstones of quality for our wines.”