||Alba, Treiso, Serralunga d'Alba and Diano d'Alba
||Exposure: East/west. Medium-high hillside vineyards.
||Calcareous and arenaceous marl-rich soil.
||After crushing, the must is immediately separated from the skins and is refrigerated and undergoes static racking. The fermentation is then carried out using selected yeasts, 70% in stainless steel at a controlled temperature (20° C), and the remaining 30% in small new Allier oak barrels holding 225 litres.
||The wine is aged in wood for about 6 months, during which time malolactic fermentation is completed. In the spring following the harvest, the two parts are blended and then bottled.
||A complex aroma emerges on tasting, but it remains fresh, fruity and intense, with attractive vanille. Its sapid flavour is dry and supple at the same time, full, harmonious and long-lasting. It is at its best after several months in the bottle, with the right stuffing and muscle for lengthy keeping.
||Price Fontanafredda Chardonnay Ampelio 2020 € 15.41