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.

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2019 vintage
Harvest Note
A similar climate to that of the terroir of Nozzole, with the exception of a few evident temperature variations due to the higher altitude of the vineyards. The harvest was carried out within the first ten days of October. The fruits of this terroir are 2019 vintage wines with an exceptional sapidity, a rich acidity and a significant shelf-life.
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.
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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