After a soft pressing, the must is fermented in French oak barrique
Bottle ageing: 3 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.
Both the winter and spring stood out for mild temperature and regular rainfall. The official start of the summer was delayed because of a high pressure system that brought beautiful weather in July and a hot dry August without any rain for about one month. Rain on August 21st gave relief to the vineyards and starting the following week, on August 30th, the Chardonnay harvest was begun.