You've never had a Chardonnay quite like this! The Il Carpino winery near the Slovenian border makes lovely minimal intervention wines. This reserve Chardonnay is made with 7 days of skin contact and aged in large Slavonian oak for a year followed by aging in stainless steel, then held in bottle for several years before release. It's a unique expression of a classic varietal definitely worth a try.
Typology: White Wine
Production area: Venezia Giulia IGT
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation and refinery: Fermentation with maceration on the skins in open oak vats for 15-30 days, with malolactic fermentation, without filtration. Aged for 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels, 11 months in steel tanks, and 12 months in bottles.
Alcohol: 14.0% vol.
Tasting notes: The color of this wine is an intense golden yellow with orange tones. The aroma is intense and complex, with notes of candied fruit, resin, and sweet spices. On the palate, it is smooth, warm, and full-bodied, with good freshness and rich in aromas.
Pairing Suggestions: Pairs wonderfully with white meat, grilled fish, veggies, risotto, pasta with tomato sauce, and fish.