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Looking for a buttery California Chardonnay? This is not it. Friuli’s chardonnays have an entirely different palate than a California Chard, mainly due to the fact that Friuli’s Chardonnays are entirely unoaked, bringing to bear a completely different taste, like nothing you have ever experienced. The 2015 vintage received the prestigious "Tre Bicchieri" award in the 2017 competition.
This wine from di Lenardo, a family that has been making wine since 1878, is the only one in Friuli to use only vines of the “Musque” clone, meaning that this wine is highly aromatic and unique in its composition. Di Lenardo is acknowledged as one of the best quality brands in the Friuli Grave area and the most technologically-advanced. Since 2009, the winery has used only to use solar energy to run its cellar. Environmentally conscious, equally advanced in winemaking, try this little wine for a great surprise that will change your tastes in Chardonnay!
Father's Eyes is a 100% Chardonnay from Di Lenardo. A smoky Chardonnay that connects Friuli with the US, being the only white wine from Di Lenardo that is aged in American Oak barriques.
You'll notice notes of hazelnut and vanilla with backgrounds notes of creamy apple pastry, as well as a lemon meringue. A richer style but that does meet some refreshing acidity with the citrus notes.
Typology: White wine
Production Area: Venezia Giulia IGT
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Harvesting: By hand in September
Fermentation and refinery: Partial fermentation for three months in new American wood barriques. Then they are left to mature on lees, undergoing a 100% malolactic fermentation.
Temperature for Serving: 12°C
Tasting Notes: Smoky with notes of vanilla and hazelnut from oak aging. Bright and fresh, juicy acidity complement the notes that remind of creamy apple pastry, lemon meringue, and graham crackers.
Serving Suggestions: Grilled veal or roast chicken, rich and fatty seafood like halibut, mature cheese and mushroom dishes.
This wine is sure to be a conversation-starter, you won’t believe you are looking at a Pinot Grigio. The unique light pink color with coppery highlights is the result of prolonged contact with the skins of the grapes during cellar fermentation. Refreshing fruit and flowery undertones complement this gorgeous wine that is sure to impress, you can’t find anything else like it!
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