Coppo Monteriolo Chardonnay

Piemonte

Chardonnay is not, as many believe, a recent introduction to Piedmont. This grape has been present in the region since the first half of the 1800s, thanks to Filippo Asinari, Count of San Marzano and Costigliole and an important political-military figure. Upon his return from France, where he collaborated side-by-side with Napoleon, he brought home several vines of Chardonnay from the famous vineyards of Montrachet with plans to cultivate them in Costigliole. Chardonnay still grows in Piedmont today because the combination of the soil and microclimate is well suited to this variety, allowing it to take root and flourish.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: intense, vivid and bright straw yellow
  • NOSE: after the initial vegetal sensations typical of Chardonnay, an intense note of fresh exotic fruits and yellow peach arises. The finish is captivating and floral.
  • TASTE: unexpected freshness favored by an elegant mineral structure

  • APPELLATION: Piemonte DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
  • FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 1984
  • EXPOSURE: south - southeast
  • SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous clay marl with prevalence of silt
  • VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 650 ft a.s.l.
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
  • VINEYARD DENSITY: 4,500 plants per hectare
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: August 2015
  • HARVEST: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • VINIFICATION SYSTEM: soft pressing and fermentation in French oak barrels
  • MALOLACTIC: not carried out
  • AGING: 9 months on fine lees in French oak barrels with several batonnages
  • ALCOHOL: 12.83 % vol.
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.78 g/l
  • pH: 3.29

A delicious 100% Chardonnay grown in marly, chalky soils and barrel fermented for extra creaminess and refinement. Monteriolo is matured in barrel for nine months before it is refined, filtered and bottled. It then is held in bottle for eight months before it is released from the winery.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: straw yellow with greenish reflections
  • NOSE: wild flowers, mango, citric fruits, the freshness of the sea spray
  • TASTE: savory and freshly balanced

Recommended with oysters, quiches, omelets, roasted fowl, goat cheeses, and grilled or baked salmon.

  • GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Canelli, Agliano, Castelnuovo Calcea
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: August
  • HARVEST: hand selected in the vineyard for the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • AGING: 9 months on fine lees in French oak barrels with several batonnages
  • ALCOHOL: 12.5%
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.80 g/L
  • pH: 3.18

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    Coppo Monteriolo Chardonnay
    James Suckling, James Suckling, July 2013

    "A white with a dried apple, light toffee and cream character. Full body with delicious ripe fruit and a long and intense finish. Drink now."

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