In stainless steel vats
9 months in barriques
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.
The exceptional heat wave, with temperatures ranging often above 35°C with no rain at all, (40 mm were recorded in five months period only), had made the 2003 summertime, the hottest season we can recall, thus causing important difficulties to the youngest plants and ripening problems during the delicate phase of the vine growing cycle. The medium-high to the excellent quality standards of the wine Despite the reduced yields crops, the grapes show a medium-high to outstanding quality levels, with high sugar concentration. The Chardonnay grapes were picked on August 18th
An elegant and fresh Tuscan Chardonnay with an intense and lingering aftertaste.