Borgo Maragliano NV Chardonnay Brut '8 Mesi', Vino Spumante

Borgo Maragliano NV Chardonnay Brut '8 Mesi', Vino Spumante

Item Number: 5601

UPC: 8-033765920032

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Asti
Appellation/AVA: Asti DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): 10
Total Acidity: 6.5
Soil Type: 30% tufaceous rock, 68% sandstone, 2% calcium
Elevation: 410 meters

Winemaking Notes: The Chardonnay grapes are from their estate Crevoglio Vineyard and undergo second fermentation in pressurized tanks. It is a long Charmat method with 8 months on the lees. The grapes are harvested in September. Fermentation is temperature controlled. Dosage takes place followed by the addition of yeasts for second fermentation. This phase lasts 28 days at a temperature between 17 and 19 °C. Then the product, which is now a sparkling wine, is left in pressurized tanks to mature on the lees for eight months.

Tasting Notes: The wine’s creaminess is apparent even in the glass, with its beautiful foam and fine perlage. The bright straw color is accompanied by a pleasant and comforting maturity, while the palate is intense, lively and balanced. It is without doubt a very appealing Brut Chardonnay. The nose suggests citrus fruit, almonds and the aromas of freshly baked bread. On the palate, this wine shows a wonderful lingering and elegant character. It is excellent as an aperitif, with fish or preferably fresh cheeses. Try with warm vegetables starters and puff pastries.