LINE

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The wines of this line are ambassadors of our terroir and reflect in a unique way the remarkable strengths of our individual sites. They are from selected vineyards where wine has been produced for centuries. Vinification occurs in steel tanks or wooden barrels, according to variety, so that they develop complexity and a refined bouquet. Strict quality guidelines, intense manual labour and demanding vineyard care and maintenance make them what they are: select wines that are finely structured and full of character.

Alto Adige DOC

Chardonnay
Merol

2019

The Chardonnay grape variety loves warm, sunny locations and makes one of the best-known white wines. The excellent Merol Vineyards produce a Chardonnay that is captivating due to its pleasant fullness, silky elegance and well-balanced proportion of acidity and softness.

at sight

Straw yellow with glints of green 

to the nose

Fruity aroma of melon and ripe apples

on the palate

Velvety, buttery, soft

Variety

Chardonnay

Yield

Sites: Hilly vineyards in Merol, very close to the winery (420-470m)
Exposure: Southeast, southwest
Soil: Limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Harvest

mid to end of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand

Vinification

The majority (75%) is fermented in stainless-steel tanks, with the remainder (25%) in oak barrels, followed by malolactic fermentation. The two wines are combined in February.

Yield

60 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %
Acidity: 5.7 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

8 to10 degrees

Storage/Potential

10 to 30 years

Pairing Recommendations

Delightful as an aperitif or on its own; also lovely as an accompaniment to freshwater fish such as tartar of smoked trout as well as to asparagus

Awards

jamessuckling 92 P