La Pietra Chardonnay di Toscana IGT 2013

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La Pietra Chardonnay di Toscana IGT 2013 play

Region: Italy / Tuscany
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

La Pietra’s Chardonnay grapes come from high-elevation vineyards (450 meters) that produce grapes with cool-climate freshness and balancing acidity. Handpicked fruit was gently pressed before cold settling for 24 hours. The Chardonnay must was fermented in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% one-year-old, for 15-20 days before malolactic fermentation. The wine aged 12 months on the lees in French oak (50% new) with periodic stirring to enrich the wine’s aromas and flavors, and a minimum 6 months in bottle before release.

92 Points

2013 vintage
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harvest note

The year began with a winter characterised by spells of rainfall that were abundant and consistent enough to replenish and guarantee excellent water reserves in the soil. Spring 2013 was characterised by quite peculiar conditions: temperatures were around the average and there was abundant rainfall, but there were reasonably long dry periods between the spells of heavy rain. The heat that truly arrived around mid-July sped up grape ripening processes, which continued with regularity through a summer with temperatures typical for the season and a perfect September that accentuated the differences between day and night temperatures experienced during the summer and permitted very balanced grape ripening. The 2013 vintage wines are elegant and fragrant, with good acidity and reasonable alcohol levels: there is a notable presence and persistence of the olfactory characteristics typical of the vine variety.

tasting note

Rich, intense aromas and velvety, complex and balanced flavors include notes of spice, vanilla, butter and peach preserves.

food pairing

Pairs well with roast chicken, pork, scampi and other shellfish dishes, especially those prepared with butter, and aged cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Chardonnay di Toscana IGT
PH: 3.37
ACIDITY: 5.73 g/l
ABV: 13.50%
AGING: 12 months in French oak (50% new); a minimum 6 months in bottle.

points of distinction

  • A classic IGT Chardonnay that displays the unique Tuscan terroir.
  • Matured 12 months in oak (50% new) and 6 months in bottle before release.
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Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni are counted among Tuscany’s top winemakers, presiding over seven estates in each of Tuscany’s primary areas of production.

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