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.

93 Points
91 Points
Bon Appetit
Harvest Note
The first part of the Summer was dominated by rainfall, which allowed for the development of mildew and reduced the weight of the grapes. Luckily it was possible to lessen the damage and the quantity was only lowered slightly from past vintages. The quality of the grapes was saved by the beautiful weather conditions at the end of August, which was filled with sunny days and northern winds that reduced humidity. The grapes had the chance to ripen slowly, which increased sugar levels while maintaining good acidity. September rounded out the 2016 season with beautiful weather that aided in the development of what can be called a very good vintage.
Tasting Note
Straw yellow with golden reflections and a fruity nose with armoas ranging from Honey to vanilla and exotic fruit; full and well balanced on the palate, with a long, consistent finish.
Food Pairing
Ideal with fish and white meat; very versatile.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 5.60 g/l
ABV: 13%
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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