|Grape variety:||Chardonnay and Pinot Noir|
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Area: Cella Monte, Monferrato, Piedmont
Soil Tipe: Calcareous sedimentary soil
Vineyard Position: south-west, 300 meters high
Training Methods: Guyot with 4000 vines/hectare
Prouction: 80 quintals/hectare of grapes and 5’000 bottles/year
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Chardonnay grapes are very sensitive to disease especially “flavescenza dorata” so they have to buy some more grapes from the neighbors.
The grapes are harvested by hand when they reach perfect maturity and immediately brought into the cellar to be processed. Selection of the grapes is very important for them: they don’t want to have under ripe fruits, dried ones or mold. They press the grapes and the most starts the fermentation with low temperature, which is controlled to 18/20 Celsius degrees to keep the perfumes in the wine. Charnò is aged in steel tanks and bottled after 6/7 month.
This straw-colored Chardonnay has an intense fruity-flowery bouquet that is characteristic. It has fresh mouth- feel and harmonic structure with long finish. They don’t age it in oak barrels in order to preserve the crisp flavor of this grape.
This Chardonnay may be served with an appetizer or to accompany fish, vegetables, raw food, fresh cheeses, or even goat or sheep cheese. Serve Charnò at 5-6 °C.
Mention in Slow Wine (Slow Food), Vini d’Italia (Gambero Rosso) and Vini Buoni d’Italia(Touring Club Italiano).
They export to United States in New York, North Carolina and Oregon; to Europe in Copenhagen.