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DOC Piemonte, Paolo Conterno, 2016

750 ml
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Paolo Conterno / Fam. Conterno
Origin: Italy / Piemont
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Article nr. 12040716
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Paolo Conterno / Fam. Conterno
Origin: Italy / Piemont

Description

A bouquet combining pear, pineapple and toasted bread. This wine has a wonderful roundness, structure and elegance on the palate with a long finish.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Piemont
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Maturity: 1 to 5 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Apéro pastries, Bouillabaisse, Baked egli fillets with tartare sauce, Wild fowl
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, cooling period
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in new barriques, long cultivation
Bottling: no filtration
Maturation duration: 12 months
Volume: 15.0 %
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Grape varieties

Chardonnay

King or beggar?

Hardly any variety of vine shows such a broad spectrum of quality as the Chardonnay. Its wines range from faceless neutrality to breath-taking class. It is an extremely low-maintenance vine, which explains why it is grown around the world – even in places where it probably should not be. The aromas of the Chardonnay variety are not very pronounced: a bit of green apple, a little hazelnut; in warmer latitudes, also melon and exotic fruits. The wines are often defined by maturing in casks. They develop more or less subtle notes of butter, toasted bread and vanilla. The grapes achieve their highest expression in their region of origin, Burgundy. Its heart beats in the Côte de Beaune: one might think of the plant growth of Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. With their finesse and complexity, they can survive for decades. Chardonnay also achieves first class in some Blanc-de-Blancs champagnes. It additionally yields great wines in the Burgundian Chablis, and increasingly in Australia and Chile. A simple rule of thumb for pairing with food: When butter and cream are involved, you cannot go wrong with Chardonnay.