De Forville 2016 Chardonnay, Ca del Buc, Piedmont DOC
Item Number: 11199
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Piedmont DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Ca del Buc Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Winemaking Notes: The Chardonnay comes from the Ca del Buc Vineyard in Castagnole Lanze. The vines are 36 years of age; they were planted to replace an old vineyard of Grignolino in the early 1980s. The De Forville Chardonnay sees no oak. It is vinified and aged exclusively in stainless steel. The wine is bottled in the spring of the year following harvest then given several months of bottle age before being exported.
Tasting Notes: This Piedmont Chardonnay is brisk and clean with notes typical of local flowers. The wine is full-bodied and velvety. It goes well with starters, pasta, and fish dishes.