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Cantele 'TeresaManara VT' Chardonnay
In the land where two seas meet and the sun and the wind are masters, a Chardonnay grape is cultivated, which has now taken on a well-defined local connotation in the countryside of Guagnano. A Chardonnay grape that matures to become extremely phenolic and aromatic, giving the wines a striuttura and a look of a great white wine. If we add to this a Late Harvest then we are faced with intense golden yellow clusters and an unrepeatable, sumptuous, extraordinary wine. Teresa Manara Chardonnay VT is this wine, obtained by late harvesting the chardonnay grapes, which are left to dry slightly on the vine until the first week of September.
This white wine is produced from chardonnay grapes grown with the guyot system with a density of about (5,000 plants per hectare). The harvest is carried out around 5-6 September with the grapes that are hand-picked in small containers, are then gently pressed, to prevent the golden skins from browning the must, which is cooled to 10 ° C in order to favor a natural clarification. The first part of the alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and the temperature is always kept around 18 ° C. The fermenting must is then placed in barrique where the fermentation is completed. At the end of fermentation, the wine rests sur lies in French oak barriques, 50% new and 50% 2nd passage, for about 12 months, and then ends its processing by waiting in the bottle for a few months before being placed in trade.
Teresa Manara VT is a white wine that expresses a light golden yellow color in the glass. Intense persistent aromas arrive on the nose, engaging with well-present and fresh citrus notes, lime and grapefruit, yellow orange and lime. On the palate the wine is pleasantly soft supported by a refreshing acid structure. The mouth is refreshing but also full and decisive with returns of yellow peach, acacia honey, fresh almonds and hazelnuts. A finish animated by an intense, meaty, passionate and Mediterranean flavor. Importer Notes
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