Colterenzio Lafóa Chardonnay 2018
The history of Lafóa:
Grape Variety: Chardonnay; old espalier-trained vines
Location: Selected vineyards at an altitude of approx. 400-550 m a.s.l. A very dry site, medium-structure morainal soils with a sand and gravel composition; the microclimate is cool, with striking contrasts between day and night time temperatures.
Yielding: 45 hl/ha
Winemaking: Grapes are pressed without being destemmed; fermentation takes place in a combination of new and used oak barriques, where partially malolactic fermentation also takes place. The wine refines on its fine lees for 10 months, and regular battonage is carried out. Further 6 months of bottle-aging before release.
Organoleptic Characteristics: Strong straw yellow color; nutty basic aromas with a hint of fruit such as mango and honeydew melon and finely underlaid wood make this wine a harmonious whole
Food Pairing: This full-bodied wine is perfect on its own, but an incredible complement to rich fish dishes such as poached skate with mint cream sauce, Dover sole, Cicatelli pasta with fresh crab, stirfried scallops with ginger and the perfect partner to chicken and veal.
Serve lightly chilled: 12-14° C.
Cellaring potential: 6-10 years.
Alcohol: 14% Vol
Total acidity: 5,4 g/l
Sugar-free dry extract: 20,7 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,8 g/l