La Pietra Chardonnay di Toscana IGT 2016

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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.

93 Points

Tasting Panel

2016 vintage
93 Points

Tasting Panel

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 harvest was a winemakers dream in terms of quality. Quantity however was down from the previous season due to a rough growing season. The season saw cooler then average temperatures that led to a slight reduction in yields. This was followed by a very warm and dry summer - with only one rainfall in August to help the vines. Harvesting began in the beginning of October and the resulting wines have wonderful flavors with exceptional profiles.

tasting note

Floral and tropical fruits are among the complex aromas of this wine complemented by rich flavors and great structure followed by an outstanding minerality and crisp acidity.

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: 3.39
ACIDITY: 5.8 g/L
ABV: 14.29%
AGING: Aged for 12 months on the lees in French oak (50% new)

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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