The 2018 Tenute del Cabreo La Pietra is 100% Chardonnay and comes from vineyards some 500 meters above sea level. La Pietra means “the stone” and indeed there is a lot of rocky minerality running through this wine. Medium gold in color, the aromas of pineapple, pear, creme and lemon grass are persistent. On the palate, the body of the wine is viscous yet balanced with crisp acidity. The juice was aged on the lees for 12 months with occasional stirring in order to build body into the wine. Pineapple and lemon flavors dominate the palate with plenty of acidity for freshness and what I call “streak” minerality.
— John Fodera