Our Chardonnay is the brainchild of Fabrizio Bianchi, who – in the mid-1970s – decided to plant these vines on the company’s land outside of the Chianti Classico denomination. Inspired by the great white wines of Burgundy, it was initially fermented entirely in wooden tanks, but since 2000 the volume of oak-fermented grapes has been steadily decreasing – with 70% of the grapes now fermented in steel tanks. There is a large stock of our Chardonnay in our cellar, by way of illustration of this wine’s ability to stand up to the passing of time.
|First year of production||1990|
|Cultivation method||Guyot e spurred cordon|
|Vinification||two thirds of the grapes are vinified in steel vats at controlled temperature, the remaining part in French oak "tonneaux" where it remains on the lees for about 6/7 months|
|Bottle refining||1 year|