Pradio Chardonnay Grave Doc Friuli

Chardonnay Doc

Wine Name: Teraje Chardonnay
Appellation: Friuli Venezia Giulia DOC
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Exclusively Pradio vineyards
Soil Type: Alluvial soil with 40% to 60% stone content
Vine Training Method: Sylvoz
Vine Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Yield: Approx. 8,000 kg of grapes per hectare
Harvest: First 2 weeks of September
Vinification Technique: A part of the grapes are cryomacerated and the rest are pressed and vinified using traditional methods. Once the mass has been assembled, roughly 20% of the must ferments and matures in 1st and 2nd passage barriques where the malolactic fermentation takes place.
Aging: In steel and partially in barriques; then bottle-aged for a minimum of 3 months.
Bottling: Estate bottled
Tasting Notes: Bright light golden hue. Elegant, refined, broad bouquet with exotic fruit, sweet spice and dried flower scents. The soft mouthfeel is balanced by lively fresh, mineral notes.
Suggested Food Pairings: Vegetable pies and stuffed pasta dishes, fish risotto, white meats served with delicate sauces, fresh cheeses.