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.

89 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
Winter saw average temperatures and good precipitation. Frost on April 7-8 conditioned vine production and cluster size. The end of Spring and summer also saw average temperatures, rain and hail. The temperatures were stable in August and September, which allowed for a timely harvest of healthy grapes. The hillside vineyards of Chardonnay were harvested in mid-September, which saw great day/night temperature swings. The climate was particularly beneficial, allowing for good accumulation of sugars and acidity. The wines feature rich fruity notes and heightened minerality, which allows for long bottle aging.
Tasting Note
Straw yellow in color, delicate on the nose, with fragrant aromas of acacia flowers and pear. A fresh aromatic richness, with a mineral note, characterizes the palate. Elegant and well balanced structure, supported by a crisp acidity. Smooth, round with persistent on the finish.
Food Pairing
A superb quality wine, ideally enjoyed with fish, and white meats. It is also an excellent match for typical  Mediterranean cuisine, pasta and fresh vegetable dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Aged in stainless steel tanks
Unique Selling Points
  • Located in the Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a unique climate
  • Grown from small vineyards, cultivated by hand.

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.
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