Gräfin De La Tour Chardonnay Collio DOC
Gräfin De La Tour is one of the leading wines of Villa Russiz winery, part of the Cru line dedicated to count Theodor De la Tour, founder of the winery. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes this Friulian white wine stood out right from the start in the Italian wine scene and in 2002 it was awarded the Tre Bicchieri award for Best Italian White Wine by the prestigious Gambero Rosso Guide. Chardonnay grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, once they have reached perfect ripeness, during the coolest hours of the early morning. After soft pressing of the whole grapes and a first decanting, the must is trnasferred in oak barrels of 225 and 500 liters, to be then assembled in a single steel tank, where it ages for another year, concluding its refinement for the following 12 months in the bottle.
Gräfin De La Tour has a golden yellow colour. Once poured in the glass, it is immediately clear that you are facing a perfect example of olfactory and gustatory refinement. The aromas are intense, characterized by fruity notes of ripe apple, vanilla and citrus fruits well-balanced each other and with a very decisive complexity in the mouth. We suggest serving it at a temperature of 12-13 °C.
FOOD MATCHIGN SUGGESTIONS
Villa Russiz's Chardonnay Gräfin De La Tour pairs perfectly with delicate dishes based on noble white meat, vegetable risottos, eggs and shellfish.
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