Vine variety: Chardonnay
Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. The area is about 100 meters above sea level, with a dry microclimate and a good water retention.
Soil: Shallow and medium textured
Farming type: Guyot (4.000 vines per ha)
Grape harvest: Second week of August
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and, before pressing, they are left with their skin for few hours at low temperatures so as to extract the delicate floral notes while preserving the varietal profile. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 13-15 days at 15°C.
Ageing: In French oak barrels for 4 months.
Ageing potential: A wine that preserves its organoleptic characteristics for 3 years.
Tasting notes: Colour: straw yellow; Aroma: white flowers and tropical fruits with notes of vanilla; Taste: elegant, fresh and mineral.
Best served with: First courses with fish and starters. Excellent with cheese.
Serving temperature: About 12-14°C.