A white that can defy the passing of time

Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay

IGT TOSCANA

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.

Appellation IGT TOSCANA
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