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.

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2018 vintage
Harvest Note
2018 was a wonderful growing season, though not without its challenges. Budding was uniform and started 15 days later than last year; however thanks to the temperatures of April and May, the delay was recovered. The abundance of rain between May and June caused only limited damage and the rain in the last days of August brought a beneficial correction to the sugar / acidity ratio. This year’s production is abundant and overall, the 2018 grapes are healthy.
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, ideal 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
APPELLATION: Trentino DOC
PH: 3.45
ACIDITY: 5.25 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Stainless steel tank, 40% barrique
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.5 g/l
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

Chardonnay
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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