Chardonnay first made an appearance on the hills of the Langhe in the late 1800s, but most growers only began to give it the consideration it deserves for the first time a hundred years later.
Piazzo planted some vineyards of the varietal in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio in 1985.
From a selection of the best grapes every year a white wine of great character is produced for a limited edition of bottles
An intense, crystal-clear yellow colour with golden nuances is followed by an elegant nose, with intense hints of ripe yellow pulp fruit, exotic fruits fused to buttered notes
The mouth is filled with enveloping and good balance between structure and finesse. Excellent freshness and sapidity with long finish and slight spicy notes
Bottle sizes: 75 cl
Varietal composition: 100% Chardonnay
Harvest period: early September
Vinification and ageing: pressing of the grapes. For two thirds ferments in barriques from the first (new) to the third passage. After the fermentation the wine remains in wood for about nine months in contact with fine lees, subjected to periodicals “batonage”. The remaining third ferments and refines in stainless steel tanks. The ninth month the two batches are blended. After another three months in stainless steel the wine is bottled and refines in bottle for 4/6 months before being released.
Colour: yellow with golden reflections
Nose: elegant with intense hints of ripe yellow pulp fruit, exotic fruits fused to buttered notes
Taste: full, enveloping with a good balance between structure and finesse. Excellent freshness and sapidity with long finish and slight spicy notes.
Food pairings: hot seafood appetizers, pasta, rice and main courses based on fish or white meats, baked or grilled.