Erzetič Chardonnay


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About wine: A wine of sparkling yellow colour with golden hues. The nose reveals the full ripeness of the grapes, while also recalling other fruits (pineapple, citrus fruits, apple, mango), fragrant summer meadows and even their undergrowth full of resin and balsamic notes. On the palate there is a distinct freshness which evolves into a perfect harmony between acidity, butter notes, and minerals. Its saltiness takes center stage in the long aftertaste, when the wine also develops pleasant (white pepper, celery leaf) and slightly spicy notes.

Alcohol: 13 vol %
Total acidity: 5 g/l
Variety: 100 % Chardonnay

Type of wine: white, dry

Vintage: 2018
Vineyards age: over 15 years
Vineyards exposure:: west oriented sloaps in upper Brda
Vineyard: terraces, 4000 plants per hectar, single guyot

Soil type: marl (Eocene flysch)

Cultivation: converting to organic

Harvest: hand-harvested, second half of September

Vinification: after immediate pressing the must was cooled down to 8°C in a stainless steel container. After a day the must was decanted and then fermentation began at a controlled temperature of 15°C. Decanted at the end of fermentation

Maturation: on fine lees until January, when was filtered and bottled

Bottling: 0,75 l bottles, box of 6 bottles, natural cork

With food: The Erzetič Chardonnay is recommended to be served with risottos and pastas with peas, white meat in rich gravies, dishes with oriental spices, fatty freshwater and saltwater fish (catfish, eel, sea bream), dishes with legumes, feathered venison (pheasant, quail), capon, pork shank and other dishes similarly rich with fat. The ideal serving temperature is between 9 and 11°C.

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