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Chardonnay Coò
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Chardonnay Coò

DOC Ticino, Christian Zündel, 2017

750 ml
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Christian Zündel
Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sottoceneri
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Article nr. 10120717
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Christian Zündel
Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sottoceneri

Description

Aromas of ripe apple and pear with floral accents and a subtle touch of honey. After aeration, the fragrance reveals further elements. Notes of mint and peach are just a couple of examples of the flavour palette. A crisp, juicy acidity and a noticeable mineral component give the wine a distinctive freshness. With its light body it is the perfect accompaniment to fish dishes.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sottoceneri
Place name: Coò, ca. 600 m ü. M.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Maturity: 2 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Grilled fish, Whole baked fish
Vinification: fermentation in wooden barrel, pressed carefully and immediately, fermentation in cement tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in cement egg, in used barriques, on the yeast, bâtonnage
Maturation duration: 18 months
Volume: 12.5 %
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Tessin

Ticino: the Merlot Mecca of Switzerland

Ticino winegrowing is thought to date from Roman times, as early as 2000 years ago. But the foundation for today’s viticulture was laid just over 100 years ago, in 1907. It was then that the first Merlot vines were planted at Castelrotto in Malcantone. Since then, the variety has emerged triumphant here. Top selections matured in barriques more than measure up to those from Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion or Pomerol regions.

Producers

Christian Zündel

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.