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

2013 was cooler than the previous vintages of 2012 and 2011. Good rain during winter and spring created a good reserve of water and allowed for the vine’s late flowering. July started with high temperatures and the development of vegetation was rebalanced. In August and September average seasonal temperatures brought the grapes to perfect maturation for harvest. During the month of September very good temperature fluctuations between day and night helped the development of a rich bouquet. The harvested grapes were of excellent quality, healthy and rich in aromatic substances and ideal polyphenols.

Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay