Dellapiana Ernesto was one of the pioneers of Chardonnay in Langa, having been among the first to plant this cultivar in 1978. Langhe Chardonnay Wine comes from grapes grown in the vineyard "Speranza" (Hope), within the great Crü Rizzi. The vineyard, faces east-north-east (ideally for the conservation of the freshness in white wine), also has an highly calcareous marl soil, which gives to this Chardonnay a distinct mineral.
AREA OF PRODUCTION
Altitude: 230 - 300 m. s.l.m.
Exposure: East, East-North-East.
Soil: white marl clayey- calcareus, alternated by sand
Training system: Guyot
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Harvest: late August / early September (with slight variations depending on the weather).
Pressing: immediately after the hand-picking, the grapes are gently pressed
Fermentation: a controlled temperature with selected yeasts.
Malolactic Fermentation: not held
Ageing: in steel tank with repeated batonnages for around six months, before the bottling in the spring after the harvest.
LANGHE CHARDONNAY shows a slight straw-yellow in color with golden and greenish highlights. The nose will open up enveloping aromas reminiscent white flowers and tropical fruits. It expresses great power, harmony and mineral with a very long persistence and a good balance between acidity and structure.
First year of production: 1982
Serving Suggestion: appetizers and main dishes of spring: omelette with herbs, salt pies, vegetables soups, stuffed zucchini flowers. Fish dishes, white meats and fresh cheeses. Excellent as an aperitif.
Serving Temperature: 8-10°C.
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