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Chardonnay Selezione ‘Flora’ Alto Adige DOC

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Tasting Notes

For this extraordinary wine Girlan selects the best Chardonnay grapes from the hillside vineyards of  Cornaiano. They grow in different vineyards with an age between 10 and 15 years.

A selection of the best Chardonnay grapes makes for a wine with elegant frame and fine consistency, with intense fruity notes. An excellent structure that is flavorsome and mineral, with a persistent palate. We recommend serving this wine with refined dishes, including meats.

- 2013 vintage rated 90 points Wine Advocate

Winery

Girlan

Region

Alto Adige

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Location of Vineyards

Cornaiano, near Bolzano, at the entrance of the Valle Isarco

Altitude

Hillside vineyards, 450 to 500 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Gravelly soil rich in minerals resulting from ice age sedimentation.

Type of Cultivation

Guyot Sytem

Vinification

The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in oak barrels of 12 and 50 hl, followed by malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Aging on the lees in oak barrells for 12 months, and 6 months in the bottle.

Alcohol Content

14-14.5%

Oenologist

Gerhard Kofler