IGT TOSCANA CHARDONNAY PRINCIPESSA BIANCA
Vines and training: 100% Chardonnay; Guyot counter-espalier training system.
Growing location: Pratolino, Florence.
Vineyard exposure: from south-east to south-west.
Type of soil: calcareous, not very deep, skeletal (clayey shists – galestro).
Altitude: 450 metres a.s.l.
Gradient: from 20% to 30%.
Age of vines: 20 years more or less.
Planting density: 5000 plants/ha.
Yield/hectare: 6 tonnes.
Harvest: picking by hand in the middle of September.
Wine-making process: soft pressing of the whole clusters. Natural cold static decanting of the must, without clarifying agents nor enzymes, for 24 hours. The fermentation lasts for 20-25 days.
Maturing: the wine matures and it is bottled, generally, late in the summer following the vintage.
Analytical parameters: alcohol: 14-14,50% by Vol; total acidity: 5 – 5,50 g/l (as tartaric acid).
Tasting notes: intense and bright golden yellow with intense notes of lemon peel, pineapple and toasted almonds. Enveloping and fragrant in the mouth with an evident structure.
Serving temperature: 8° – 10° C.