Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay

Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay I.G.T. Toscana

Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay

I.G.T. Toscana

Our Chardonnay is the brainchild of Fabrizio Bianchi, who – in the mid-1970s – decided to plant these vines on the winery’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 stainless steel tanks. There is a large stock of our Chardonnay in our cellar, illustrating this wine’s ability to stand up to the passage of time


I.G.T. Toscana Bianco

First year of production


Grape varieties

100% Chardonnay

Training system

Guyot and spurred cordon


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


One year of bottle aging

Climate trend

The winter of 2007-2008 was colder than the previous one. April was mild with warmer than average temperatures but May and June were both characterized by  lower than average temperatures and more rainfall than usual. The rain during flowering significantly reduced the quantity of grapes on the vines. From the middle of June the weather changed to warm temperatures without rain until almost the middle of August when there was about a week of rain. In early September the temperature was high once again but with very good temperature fluctuation between night and day. In late September and early October several days of rain occurred. The reduced quantity of grapes in the vineyards aided regular maturation.

Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay