Colterenzio Lafoa Chardonnay DOC Alto Adige 2017

Producer: Colterenzio
Vintage: 2017
Production Area: Selected vineyards at an altitude of approx. 400-550 m a.s.l. A very dry site, medium-structure morainic soils with a sand and gravel composition; the micro climate is cool, with striking contrasts between day and night time temperatures.
Type: White Table Wine
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sugar: 2.8g/l
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay-100
Color: Pale intense straw yellow colour tinged with green nuances
Aroma: A full but well integrated wine, imbued with honeydew; melon, creamy fruit salad and nutty aromas
Taste: Ample acidity with a delicate underlay of oak on the palate and a long, luscious finish.
Cellaring Potential: 6-10 years.
Food Matching: 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, stir fried scallops with ginger and the perfect partner to chicken and veal. Serve lightly chilled: 12-14° C
Vinification: 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.
Aging: The wine refines on its fine lees for 10 months, and regular battonage is carried out. Further 6 months of bottle-aging before release.
Accolades: Robert Parker (94 pts), Robert Parker (92 pts)