De Forville 2017 Chardonnay, Ca del Buc, Piedmont DOC
Item Number: 12681
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
Winemaker Notes: The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Today the fifth generation is in place: Valter and Paolo Anfosso. In the early part of the twentieth century, the DeForvilles sold their wine in bulk directly to restaurants and to retailers who then bottled the wine. In 1940 the estate bottled its first wine and now virtually their entire production is bottled at the estate with annual output averaging 100,000 bottles.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested and then fermented in stainless steel with complete temperature control. From the Ca del Buc vineyard site in Castagnole Lanze, the Chardonnay vines are now 30 years of age (as of 2011) having been planted in place of an old vineyard of Grignolino in the early 1980s. Vinified and aged exclusively in stainless steel.
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.