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Chardonnay

DOC Friuli Grave

Typology: White Wine

Vineyard size: 10.53 hectares, of which 1.5 are dedicated to the Ca' Bembo selection

Growing area: Azzano Decimo-Porcia (Pordenone)

Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-clay loam texture, sub-alkaline with moderate limestone

Grape variety: Chardonnay

Aspect: North-South

Average age of vines: 15 years

Number of vines per hectare: 2083

Production per hectare: 9000

bottles produced on average: 14000

Average altitude: 25 mt. asl

Vinification: The clusters are de-stemmed and the grapes gently pressed, at a maximum -0.9 atmospheres. The must is clarified through enzymatic settling followed by centrifuging, then ferments with cultured yeasts at 15-17°C; the result is a wine with crisp aromas and a full-flavoured palate

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 2-3 months

Appearance: Pale straw yellow with greenish hints

Bouquet: Delicate, elegant, and fruity, with fragrances of Golden Delicious apple and freshly-baked bread

Palate: Full-bodied, seductive

Note: Technical values for last harvest
Alcohol: 12.40%
Total acidity: 5.40 g/l
ph: 3.40
Dry extract: 20.70 g/l Total SO2: 90 mg/l (legal maximum: 200 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Chardonnay Ca’ Bembo makes an outstanding aperitif wine; it partners as well with low-fat fish, with pumpkin or vegetable creams, with scaloppine al marsala, soft cheeses such as stracchino and mozzarella di bufala campana. It is best enjoyed at 10-12°C in medium-sized, tulip-shaped stemware.