Isole e Olena Chardonnay IGT 2017
Buttery, oaky, sensational. An instant winner for all you hedonists! You’ve got to taste it to truly understand just how gorgeous this Chardonnay is…
Golden colour. Rich and enticing aromas of toasted almonds with buttery and vanilla notes. The bouquet also offers white stone and tropical fruit aromas, with white peach, canary melon, green apple and asian pear coming to the fore. The palate balances ripe fruits with butter, vanilla, honeyed brioche and complex minerality. Full-bodied, rich and creamy texture of the palate extends through to a long finish.
The Toscana Chardonnay Private Collection of Isole e Olena is born from vineyards located in the Florentine municipality of Barberino Val d’Elsa. Paolo De Marchi grafted Chardonnay onto existing vines on the Isole e Olena estate and 1987 became the first vintage of the ‘Collezione De Marchi Chardonnay’. In 1989, a new vineyard was planted with five different clones from Burgundy (planted at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare), which came into full production from the 1994 harvest. Produced entirely with carefully picked and hand-selected Chardonnay grapes. After the classic white winemaking processes and fermentation in barrel, the wine remains on the lees in oak barrels, of which one third were new, for approximately 10–12 months. The wine was stirred occasionally during the first 6 months, in the Burgundian style, to give more texture and complexity to the wine.
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