Isole e Olena 2020 Chardonnay, Toscana IGT

Isole e Olena 2020 Chardonnay, Toscana IGT

Item Number: 16800

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Soil Type: Limestone with clay

History: As Paolo De Marchi started using less and less white grapes in the Chianti Classico blend, he decided to use the best Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes to increase the production for Vin Santo and to make a still white table wine from a blend of the remaining grapes. After a few attempts, he realized that the best wine was one produced from 100% Chardonnay, so grafted Chardonnay onto his existing white vines. 1987 was the first vintage for the Collezione Privata Chardonnay. In 1989, a new vineyard was planted with five different clones from Burgundy, which came in to full production with the 1994 harvest.

Vinification: The Isole e Olena Chardonnay is made in a more Burgundian style than most in Italy. It remains on the lees in 1/3 new oak barrels for 10 months (up to 12 months depending on the vintage). During the first six months the lees are stirred in the Burgundian fashion.