Piemonte, Piedmont DOC
A delicious 100% Chardonnay grown in marly, chalky soils and barrel fermented for extra creaminess and refinement. Monteriolo is matured in barrel for eight months before it is refined, filtered and bottled. It then is held in bottle for eight months before it is released from the winery.
Bright yellow with golden hues, Monteriolo offers juicy flavors of ripe tropical fruits, such as pineapple and melon, followed by pure, fragrant aromas of vanilla, apple pie, caramel, and chamomile. On the palate, the bright acidity balances the supple tropical fruit flavors. A rich finish lingers on the palate with a note of tangerine.
Recommended with rich pastas, quiches, omelets, and grilled white meats. It is also superb with grilled or baked salmon.
Grape Variety 100% Chardonnay Alcohol 12.60 % vol Total Acidity 5.55 g/l pH 3.25
Production Area Canelli and neighboring villages Exposure southern - southeast Soil Composition calcareous marl Training System Guyot Elevation (feet) 660 Vines per Acre 1800