Isole e Olena Chardonnay Toscana IGT
Toscana IGT, Tuscany
Light greenish gold in color, the Chardonnay is aromatic on the nose, with spicy, buttery perfumes. On the palate it balances ripe fruit, fresh bread crust from the oven, with a hint of spice from the oak aging and a long, slightly citrus finish.
The weather in 2021 was quite regular. Rains in spring enabled good foliage development and provided abundant water supply for the drier summer months. The only phenomenon registered in springtime was a slight alteration in bud development times, owing to lower-than-average temperatures for a few days, which slowed down the process of vegetation in the cooler areas.
AGING: 11 months in 228-liter French oak barrels (30% new) on the lees, with bâtonnage
SOIL: Limestone, marl and clay slates
ELEVATION: 350-480 meters (1,148–1,5745 feet) above sea level
DENSITY: 5,000–6,500 vines/hectare (2,024–2,632 vines/acre)
EXPOSURE: North-Eastern side
VINE AGE: 3–30 years old
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
RS: 1.8 g/L
TA: 6.59 g/L