VINITALY – Verona, April 9th/12th 2017 - Hall 7 Stand A2
Type of wine: White, dry, Chardonnay Collio.
Producer: Fernando Pighin & Figli S.agr. a r.l.
Grape varieties: Monovarietal Chardonnay.
Zone of production: Hillside, 160 - 180 metres above sea level, southwest exposure, town of Spessa di Capriva (GO), Italy.
Soil: Typical of the Collio zone, called “ponca”, made up of marly rocks consisting of very friable mineral elements with good water retention.
Training system: Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare, short pruning which results in low yields and a high concentration of quality.
Yield per hectare: 65 quintals of grapes per hectare.
Harvest: Grapes harvested by hand during the period of optimal ripeness, 6-7 September.
Vinification: Without the skins through soft crushing, which takes place in horizontal bladder presses with grape conditioning at +10° C.
Must to fruit ratio: 65%.
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel containers for 18 days at a controlled temperature of +18° to +22° C.
Ageing: Stored in the cellar in stainless steel vats at a constant temperature of +12° C, stabilised in refrigeration rooms until bottling.
Alcohol content: 13.5% by vol.
Residual sugar: 2.30 g/l.
Total acidity: 5.60 g/l in tartaric acid.
Colour: Straw yellow, with clear greenish tinges.
Aroma: Good intense initial nose with a well-defined aroma of vanilla accompanied by an exotic fragrant finish.
Taste: Excellent structure and long finish, with a pleasant back palate of citrus and minerals.
Pairing: Good as an aperitif, pairs marvellously well with all fish-based appetizers, excellent with vegetable soups, remarkable with white meats accompanied by sauces.
Serve: At the temperature of +11° to +12° C. Uncork just before serving.
Consumption and ageing potential: Ideal when consumed young. Well stored, it retains its personality for 3 - 4 years.