Production Area: The ‘Valle dei Laghi’ (Valley of Lakes) in the Calavino area in fairly fertile, well-drained soil.
Grape Varieties: Exclusively Chardonnay grapes with a unit yield of 70 hl/ha. The leaf differs from that of the Pinot bianco, with which it is often confused, for its U-shaped indent and for its large, incised leaves; the vine is vigorous and produces earlier fruits than the Pinot, the grapes are yellow becoming amber-coloured when fully mature, it has resistant skin and sweet, greenish-yellow pulp.
Vinification and maturation: After careful selection the bunches are crushed. The extracted must is left for five hours to macerate cold and in direct contact with the skins, to facilitate the extraction of the aromas. It is then separated, ready for fermentation, partly in barriques and partly in stainless steel vats. Finally, it is refined for four months, then cold bottled.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow colour tending towards deep, with distinct greenish hints. Intense, persistent bouquet, typically fruity, with tropical and vanilla notes. Dry, pleasantly fresh flavour, excellent body, individual character and well-balanced.