Italy. Friuli. Ronco Cucco Chardonnay 2013 750ml
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Originally this winery produced Monte Cucco wines because the vineyards are in the Monte Cucco hills. After some years, Italian Tuscany laws designated Monte Cucco a DOC of Tuscany, so the use of "Monte Cucco" as a wine name was no longer possible. And so the name became "RONCO CUCCO" meaning vineyards on the top of the hill Monte Cucco. The word Ronco in Italian/Friulan means the Top of a hill.
Category: Chardonnay DOC Isonzo
Grapes: 100% chardonnay
Vineyard name: Monte Fortino
Elevation: 90 metres
Training system: Guyot 2.40 X 1.00 m
Harvest: 17-21 September 2009
Production in bottles: 3,300
Vinification: After gentle pressing of the grapes, the must is cryo-settled, then ferments in 225l oak barrels. The wine rests on the lees until the following May, with frequent bâttonage to keep the lees in suspension.
Sensory profile: A superbly-structured white wine, with good alcoholic warmth. A gold-flecked yellow, it releases scents of ripe apple and banana. The full-bodied palate shows a fine balance between weight and alcohol, while it finishes with an elegant hint of vanilla, making at a real pleasure to drink.
Serving suggestions: The perfect partner to full-flavoured first courses, all lighter meats, and baked fish. Enjoy chilled. Technical data: Alcohol:14.2% – Total acidity: 5.2g/l