Cretico Chardonnay Terre di Chieti Igp


From an international variety, happily rooted in Abruzzo,
this mellow Chardonnay with good length has been created:
golden hues, aromas of ripe yellow fruit
with delicate spicy notes of vanilla, candy and honey.
An important white wine
and Chardonnay du Monde Gold Medal Winner in 2011.


Awards
Cretico 2016

Bronze Medal Chardonnay du Monde 2018
Cretico 2013
Silver Medal Chardonnay du Monde 2016
Cretico 2012
Bronze Medal Chardonnay du Monde 2015
Bollino Rosso Merano Wine & Culinaria Award 2014
Cretico 2009
Gold Medal Chardonnay du Monde 2011


Tipe
White Wine


Soil and method of cultivation
Area and Location of vineyards: Tollo
Type of grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Altitude (above sea level): 130 metri
Soil type: limestone and clay mix
Exposition to sun: south, southwest
Age of vines: 15/20 years
Density of cultivation: vines/hectare 1.600 canopy, 4.000 rows
Yield of product per hectare: 80 q
Method of cultivation: arbour and cordon-trained row
Harvest period: first decade of September


Vinification
Type and time of maceration of the skins: crusher-stemmer, lowtemperature skin fermentation 5/8°C, soft crushing and control of the must fermentation temperature in small French oak casks stored in air-conditioned rooms
Temperature of fermentation: 18/20°C
Malolactic Fermentation: yes
Refinement: 18 months on the yeast in the oak casks used for fermentation. 6 months in bottle


Physical and chemical characteristics
Alcohol degree: 14,5% vol
Total dry extract: 28 gr/l
Total acidity: 5,6
Ph: 3,65
Residual sugar: 3,5 gr/l


Description
Colour: intense straw-yellow with golden highlights
Fragrance: ripe fruity aroma with tropical nuances and dry fruit that blend delicately with a touch of spicy vanilla, sugared almonds and honey
Taste: full-bodied temping and very lingering


Serving suggestions
Temperature: 12°C

 

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