De Forville 2021 Chardonnay, Ca del Buc, Piedmont DOC
Item Number: 17364
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
Soil Type: Limestone-clay marls
Vineyard Notes: The Chardonnay is manually harvested from the Ca del Buc Vineyard in Castagnole Lanze, planted in the early 1980s. Trained in Guyot, the vines on average are 35-40 years old.
Winemaking Notes: The wine ferments spontaneously with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is blocked by temperature control. The wine is vinified and aged for six months 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.