1983 was the first vintage of La Pietra. La Pietra’s Chardonnay grapes come from high-elevation vineyards (1476 feet) that produce grapes with cool-climate freshness and balancing acidity. The handpicked fruit is gently pressed before a period of cold settling. The Chardonnay must is fermented in oak barrels before aging on the fine lees with periodic stirring to enrich the wine’s aromas and flavors. The wine spends a minimum of six months in bottle before release. The word pietra means stone.

94 Points
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94 Points
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2016 vintage
Tasting Note
Bright light yellow with hints of light green, La Pietra has lively tropical fruity notes and acacia flowers on the nose. Intense and powerful on the palate with balanced dry, crisp and long finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs with meat, fish, shellfish and aged cheeses
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Chardonnay di Toscana IGT
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 12 months in tonneaux and 6 months in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • A classic IGT Chardonnay that displays the unique Tuscan terroir
  • Matured 12 months in oak (50% new) and 6 months in bottle before release

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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