From one of the highest vineyards in the area of Chianti Classico – a long, narrow plot covering 3.2 hectares at a height of 680 m – this wine perfectly
interprets the marly soil and the cool climate of the region. Chardonnay grapes are mostly vinified in steel tanks, while the remaining grapes age
in barriques, emphasising strong mineral scents in the aroma and a fresh, nervous note on the palate.
The distinguishing feature of vintage 2018 in Tuscany was the unstable weather conditions. A cold winter was followed by a cool and wet spring that required
very careful intervention in the vineyards.
The Poggio alle Fate vineyard benefited particularly from the cool vintage, which produced Chardonnay grapes with an even more pronounced acid
content than usual, yielding a wine with crisp fruitiness, marked minerality, and a firm body that will evolve well over time.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Vinified with great care, the grapes are delicately crushed. The must ferments at a controlled temperature of about 18°C to preserve the best characteristics
of the wine. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation and 6 months of ageing – 85% in steel tanks and 15% in barriques.
Colour: bright straw yellow.
Bouquet: fairly intense with notes of apple and citrus, and a perfect balance of savoury and fruity notes.
Flavour: pleasantly dry and harmonious, with good acidity that defines a clean aftertaste. It has a long, persistent finish.
Excellent as an aperitif, especially with seafood, shellfish and salt-baked fish.
It also pairs well with white meat.