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Isole e Olena 'Collezione Privata' Chardonnay Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Isole e Olena 'Collezione Privata' Chardonnay Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

2020 Isole e Olena 'Collezione Privata' Chardonnay, Toscana IGT

Introduction Embark on a sensory journey through the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany with the 2020 Isole e Olena' Collezione Privata' Chardonnay. This wine, born from the experimental vineyards of the prestigious Isole e Olena estate, is a testament to the innovation and dedication that has revived and reshaped the Chianti region's viticultural prestige.

Product Details

  • Appellation: Toscana IGT
  • Region: Tuscany, Italy
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 14.5%
  • pH: 3.28
  • Residual Sugar (RS): 1.8 g/L
  • Total Acidity (TA): 6.59 g/L
  • Barrel Aging: 11 months in 228-liter French oak barrels (30% new), on the lees with bâtonnage
  • Soil Composition: Limestone, marl, and clay slates
  • Elevation: 350-480 meters (1,148–1,575 feet) above sea level
  • Vine Density: 5,000–6,500 vines per hectare (2,024–2,632 vines per acre)
  • Vine Age: 3 to 30 years
  • Training Method: Guyot
  • Winemaker: Paolo de Marchi

Sensory Description This exquisite Chardonnay showcases a light greenish-gold hue, enticing the senses with its complex aromas of spicy, buttery nuances intertwined with fresh, bready notes reminiscent of a bakery at dawn. The palate is a harmonious blend of ripe orchard fruits and subtle oak influences, leading to a refined finish adorned with a delicate trace of citrus zest.

The Winemaker's Background Paolo de Marchi represents the fourth generation of winemaking excellence at Isole e Olena, an estate deeply embedded in the fabric of Chianti's wine history. Renowned for pioneering the Super Tuscan movement with Cepparello, Paolo has dedicated his career to elevating the potential of local and international varietals through meticulous vineyard management and innovative winemaking practices.

Serving Suggestions To fully appreciate the nuanced complexity of the 2020 'Collezione Privata' Chardonnay, serve it chilled between 50-54°F. This wine pairs splendidly with grilled sea bass, creamy risottos, or a selection of aged cheeses, enhancing any dining experience with its elegant balance and rich, textured palate.

Enjoy this Chardonnay as a reflection of Tuscany's rich heritage and the visionary spirit of Isole e Olena, a beacon of quality and innovation in the heart of Italy's most cherished wine region.


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