||Originally from Burgundy, the Chardonnay grape is now commonly cultivated in the Aosta region. The noble tannins from selected oaks, with first and second fermentation on the lees, and continual bâtonnages, give this wine a decidedly complex character. Today Les Crêtes Chardonnay Cuvée Bois is an awarded-winning Italian wine and internationally recognized for its elegance and style.
||Aymavilles (Valle d’Aosta)
||North-eastern and southern exposure. Altitude 550 to 750 m. a.s.l.
|Composition of the land
||Loose, sandy, moraine soil.
||By hand at the end of September.
||Gentle pressing, fermentation in 300 litres (87 gal) French oak barrels.
||First and second fermentation “sur lies”, 10 months continual bâtonnage. Bottle aged for 12 months.
||Soups, pasta, fondue, pie, foie gras, cheese and vegetable based omelettes, fish, white and red roasted meat, medium seasoned, high butter fat cheeses, flans.
||Price Les Cretes Chardonnay Cuvée Bois 2016 € 37.70