One of the most famous and widely cultivated white grape varieties in the world, a synthesis of opulence and elegance. Our ‘Ronco Bernizza’ is certainly a good interpretation of a Chardonnay wine, as praised by leading Italian wine guides.
Chardonnay – one of the best known and most widespread white grape varieties in the world, synonymous with opulence and elegance. The Chardonnay grape variety adapts very well to the respective climatic and soil conditions, but presents different characteristics depending on the terroir. However, it is difficult to obtain a balanced and delicate variety in which finesse is not compromised by the dominant note of wood. Our ‘Ronco Bernizza’ is nevertheless an excellent interpretation of Chardonnay, confirmed by multiple awards from the most important Italian wine guides.
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Grapes harvested by hand and destemmed between 14 and 18 September 2021.
Vinification | Aging
After the harvest, the Chardonnay grapes are macerated for about 12/14 hours at a temperature of 10°/12° C in special containers, protected from oxygen with innovative systems by recycling their own fermentation carbonic acid in order to reduce the intake of antioxidants. The must ferments and matures on the lees for 6 months partly in large 20/27 HL wooden barrels and 5 HL tonneaux and partly in steel containers.
The wine is then blended and bottled at full moons between March and June 2022.
Bright yellow colour tending to gold.
Light toasted notes, together with delicate hints of ripe white fruit, combine with the freshness of floral notes of jasmine flowers.
In the mouth it is warm and elegant, pleasantly savoury and mineral. Good complexity and a hint of toasty notes. At the same time enveloping and with a long persistence.
To be paired with
Baked turbot on a bed of buttered potatoes. Semi-seasoned goat cheese. Tortelli stuffed with veal and mushrooms.
over 10 years
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.
The vineyard and the vine
Acquisition of the largest vineyard parcels, 5 hectares at Bernizza, has begun. On the north-west slope of the hill, in the heart of a wooded area rich in biodiversity, the ideal exposure was found to plant the Chardonnay vines, in order to give this international grape variety a strong territorial imprint that plays, in the glass, between structure and elegance.
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.
Chardonnay is produced in a DOC Collio vineyard. It is a white grape of French origin, belonging to the ‘international’ grape varieties.