De Forville 2019 Chardonnay, Ca del Buc, Piedmont DOC
Item Number: 14398
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Piedmont DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Ca del Buc Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Limestone-clay marls
Vineyard Notes: Chardonnay fruit is harvested by hand from the Ca del Buc vineyard site in Castagnole Lanze, planted in the early 1980s. Trained in Guyot, vines average 35-40 years old.
Winemaking Notes: Wine ferments spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in stainless-steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is blocked by temperature control. The wine is vinified and aged for six months in exclusively in stainless steel. This 100% Chardonnay is bottled in the spring of the year following harvest then given several months of bottle age before being shipped to the USA.
Tasting Notes: This Piedmont Chardonnay is brisk, clean and full-boded. In the glass, the wine is pale straw yellow with greenish reflections. Aromatics are light and fresh, with notes of wild flowers. The wine is full-bodied and velvety. It goes well with starters, pasta, and fish dishes.