Castello Banfi Fontanelle 2013 Chardonnay

  • Varietal 100%
  • Vintages
  • Tech Info
    • Alcohol 13 %
    • Acidity 5.5 g/l
    • Residual Sugar 2 g/l
  • Region Tuscany
  • Vineyards Castello Banfi's estate located in the southern part of Montalcino. The soil is calcareous and well-drained.
  • Winemaking Whole grape bunches are chilled to 47-50˚F prior to pressing and destemming. The free-run juice is separated and clarified. The clear must is then racked, 75% into barriques of French oak, 25% into stainless steel, and yeast is added to start fermentation. The wine in barrique is aged on the lees for 5-6 months, with weekly stirring; it is then blended with the balance and aged for an additional 8 to 10 months before release.
  • Tasting Notes Color: Straw. Bouquet: Hints of tropical fruit and vanilla beans. Taste: Elegant and dry, with hints of apple, peach and apricot.
  • Food Pairing Perfect with white meat, grilled fish, and pasta.