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“Ronco Bernizza”

Chardonnay DOC Collio

2019 HARVEST

One of the best known and most widely cultivated white grape varieties in the world, a synthesis of richness and elegance. Chardonnay is extremely adaptable to climates and territories, showing different aspects each time according to the terroir.

However, it is difficult to obtain a delicate and balanced version where its delicacy is not overwhelmed by the significant use of wood. Our “Ronco Bernizza” is certainly a good interpretation of Chardonnay, as acclaimed by the main Italian wine guides.

GRAPE VARIETY | VINEYARD

On the origins of Chardonnay, there is still no certainty, but its provenance from Burgundy is almost sure, from where it gradually spread all over the world. In particular, in Friuli Venezia Giulia it found a good environment to optimally express its olfactory and gustatory characteristics.

Our Chardonnay vines are located in Località Bernizza, in the DOC Collio, therefore it is the location of the vineyard that gives its name to the wine itself.

ALCOHOL IN VOL.%  

13,5

TOTAL ACIDITY ‰

4,5

GRAPE VARIETY

Venica’s Chardonnay comes from a DOC Collio vineyard. This white grape variety comes from France and it’s part of the very well-known “international” grapes.

HARVEST

The grapes were picked and de-stemmed on September 26th 2019.

VINIFICATION | AGING

The must was then left on the skins for about 12/14 hours at a temperature of 10°-12° C in tanks especially designed to protect it from oxygen by using recycled carbon dioxide from the first fermentation, in order to avoid using high levels of antioxidants. Subsequently, 30% of the must fermented and aged on the lees for 6 months in 20-27 hl barrels and in 5 hl tonneaux and the remaining part in stainless steel vats.

BOTTLING

The wine was then blended and bottled during full moons between the end of March and June 2020.

Chardonnay Collio

COLOR

Bright and intense straw yellow.

NOSE

Fresh, savory, rightly acidic, deep and complex, highly consistent with the aromas perceived on the nose. Rather structured and full in the mouth, persistent and balanced.

PALATE

On the palate it’s precise and gentle at the same time. The sip is lively and fresh, with a rich flavor and delicious floral and fruity notes. Consistent, structured and persistent, clean and balanced in acidity and intensity. An elegant minerality persists also in the finish.

TO BE PAIRED WITH

Appetizers, broth soups, eggs and fish. Its creamyness, richness and fullness allow it to have a wide range of combinations, beyond the classic fish, even with rather structured dishes and strong flavors (e.g. mushrooms, truffles). Also excellent with cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

 12/13°C

AGING POTENTIAL

over 10 years

Chardonnay Collio Ronco Bernizza 2019 | Venica & Venica

Some impressions during the Harvest in our Ronco Bernizza vineyard.