In French oak barriques
9 months in barriques
Bottle ageing: 6 months
Tradition has it that the harvest at Brolio always starts with the grapes in the small three-hectare Torricella vineyard that was planted to chardonnay at the end of the 1980s. The wine produced from this fruit is named for the vineyard. It is a Chardonnay with a Tuscan character, full of backbone and personality; a distinctive white that embodies the characteristics of the terroir of Brolio as well as any of the estate’s famous reds.
Gaiole in Chianti The vineyard is set 350 meters above sea level, on mid hill land with sedimentary origins, full of sand and pebbles.
The 1998 has been a year with exceptional climatic characteristics: mild winter, rainy spring, hot and wet summer with a fall in temperatures right in mid-September. The white wines of vintage 1998 display an intense and elegant aroma of fresh and tasty fruits; a well-balanced structure.
Full-bodied Castello di Brolio Torricella “ Chardonnay”: very complex aromas and flavours of apple, butter, butterscotch, caramel, melon, oak, toast and vanilla. Dry and full bodied with considerable finesse, fruit and a lingering aftertaste.