Chardonnay Langhe 2016

A white with a surprising freshness

This wine is a pure, unadulterated expression of Chardonnay. Once the grapes have reached optimum ripeness they are hand-picked, gently pressed and the juice fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. To preserve freshness and the primary fruit aromas the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. This bright and sharp Chardonnay is perfect for drinking with friends and goes wonderfully with fresh cheese or appetizers. Drink young within three to four years after bottling.

About this wine

Region
Piedmont
Sub region
Langhe
Producer
Ca' del Baio
Type
White
Varietals
Chardonnay
Vintage
2016
Wine style
Delicate, Fresh, Fruity, Vibrant, Crisp
When to Drink
Drink over the next 3 years
Availability
Available in August
Case size
12

Pale straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. The nose is delicate, with mineral aromas of white peach, flowers and dust.

Easily paired, it would go perfectly with fish dishes or dishes including shrimps or scallops. It would also pair very well with a wide selection of fresh cheeses.

Marl, limestone and sand

1.5 hectare organically laboured vineyard without the use of chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Severe pruning. Southeast exposure. Average age of vines 20 years

Manual harvest. Delicate and long pressing of the grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. Aging in stainless steel tanks for six months followed by bottling

Reviews

GIULIO GRASSO Grape-growner of the year 

Giulio Grasso - founder of Caʼ del Baio winery - in an authentic grape-grower, a man who lives the rhythms of nature and countryside practically in symbiosis with his vineyards. Although his productions ranges from red white wines to red of the territory, it his nevertheless his Barbaresco wines from Pora, Asili and Vallegrande crus that most deeply represent him, and above all, his ties to his land. He is transmitting these values to his daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica, who work with him in to the winery. 

The Editors in Chief of the Italian Wines 2016 guide Gambero Rosso, Gianni Fabrizio, Eleonora Gerini, Marco Sabellico

 

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Chardonnay Langhe

Chardonnay Langhe

GIULIO GRASSO Grape-growner of the year 

Giulio Grasso - founder of Caʼ del Baio winery - in an authentic grape-grower, a man who lives the rhythms of nature and countryside practically in symbiosis with his vineyards. Although his productions ranges from red white wines to red of the territory, it his nevertheless his Barbaresco wines from Pora, Asili and Vallegrande crus that most deeply represent him, and above all, his ties to his land. He is transmitting these values to his daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica, who work with him in to the winery. 

The Editors in Chief of the Italian Wines 2016 guide Gambero Rosso, Gianni Fabrizio, Eleonora Gerini, Marco Sabellico

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About the producer

Ca' del Baio

A small domaine with deep roots in Piemonte

Giulio Grasse from the domain Ca' Del Baio was recently awarded grower of the year by the famous Gambero Rosso! Congratulations!

The Grasso family has been making wine in Barbaresco since the 1880’s. Giulio and Luciana Grasso, fourth generation wine makers, are now running the family business with the help of their daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica. They maintain their traditional values with particular attention to the vines, especially during pruning, crucial for yield control and fruit quality. The use of herbicides and fertilizers in the vineyards was banned long ago and only natural yeasts are used for fermentation. Sulfur dioxide is used in very small quantities to preserve the wines’ intrinsic qualities. They grow Moscato, Chardonnay, Cortese, Riesling, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Barbera for their remarkable range of organic wines.

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About the region

Langhe in Piedmont

A sub-region where gastronomy and wine go hand in hand

The subregion Langhe is undoubtedly one of Piedmonts’ most reputed with its famous Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti. The appellation is located in the south, about ten kilometers east of Barolo. The Nebbiolo grape was, and continues to be, very popular here as it produces wines that are slightly sweet and more fragrant than its Barolo and Barbaresco peers. However, the Barbera, a dark grape with high acidity, is gaining ground as it produces very elegant wines. The Freisa and Docletto grape varieties, able to ripen on the coldest sites and in the highest regions are also grown. This great grape variety provides Langhe wine growers the opportunity to make wines that reflect their terroir as accurately as possible. Some even work with international varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with great results.

Langhe has many similarities with Burgundy. It is a winemaker country where wine and food form an indivisible whole. The area is a foodie paradise with its truffles, nougat, nuts, cheeses and meats. The majority of wineries and estates are family owned and run where the land has been worked with love for generations.

 

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