Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2017


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2017

Variety:

100% Chardonnay


Wineyard:

Tilia estate:
Potoče (0.4 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.),
Nad hišo (0.5 ha, altitude 190 m a.s.l.)
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 12 years, single guyot training system.


Soil:

marl, clay


Wine Yield:

50 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

February 2018


Production:

1300 bottles / 100 cases


Alcohol:

13.5 vol. %


Sugar:

1.8 g/L


Acid:

5.8 g/L


PH:

3.25


Recomended serving temperature

10-12°C


Wine Technology:

90 % of the juice stainless steel tank fermented, 10% fermented in new barrique barrel, four months of active batonage, filtrated before bottling.


Wine Description:

Wine is smooth, rich in taste, fruity and creamy. Matured apple notes are combined with some orange skin. Long buttery finish.


Food and Wine

Recommended with all spicy seafood, pastas and risottos, also well with white meat.


Weather Characteristics of Vintages:

Early spring, budding in March. At the end of April strong spring frost follows in the lowest areas. Blooming finished in May. Conditions for the growth of grapes are optimal. Exchange of longer sunny and shorter rainy periods follows. In August a very early beginning of ripening slowed down owing to a longer dry period with extremely high temperatures (40 C). In September follows a very long period of rainy weather, which ends with a strong north-east wind / burja in the last week. Harvest of early varieties in late August, of medium and late varieties together at the same time at the end of September.