Chardonnay

Lafóa 2018

  • Tasting notes

    Of a pale intense straw yellow colour tinged with green nuances; a full but well-integrated wine, imbued with honeydew melon, creamy fruit salad and nutty aromas; ample acidity with a delicate underlay of oak on the palate and a long, luscious finish. 

    Cellaring potential: 6-10 years.

    The story of Lafóa:
    https://www.colterenzio.it/en/stories/the-story-of-lafoa-12/

  • Food Combination

    This full-bodied wine is perfect on its own, but an incredible complement to rich fish dishes such as poached skate with mint cream sauce, Dover sole, Cicatelli pasta with fresh crab, stirfried scallops with ginger and the perfect partner to chicken and veal.

    Serve lightly chilled: 12-14° C.

  • Grape Variety
    Chardonnay; old espalier-trained vines.
  • Location

    Selected vineyards at an altitude of approx. 400-550 m a.s.l. A very dry site, medium-structure morainal soils with a sand and gravel composition; the microclimate is cool, with striking contrasts between day and night time temperatures.

  • Yielding
    45 hl/ha
  • Wine Making

    Grapes are pressed without being destemmed; fermentation takes place in a combination of new and used oak barriques, where partially malolactic fermentation also takes place. The wine refines on its fine lees for 10 months, and regular battonage is carried out. Further 6 months of bottle-aging before release.

  • Analytical Data
    Alcohol: 14% Vol
    Total acidity: 5,4 g/l
    Sugar-free dry extract: 20,7 g/l
    Residual sugar: 2,8 g/l
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Lafóa / Chardonnay Lafóa 2018
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91/100
95/100
95+/100