The Tascante Chardonnay - a top Etna white wine from the famous House of Tasca d'Almerita. This wine made from young grapevines grown in the Contrada Rampante on the northern slopes of Mount Etna is this winery’s elegant interpretation of the Chardonnay grape. The world’s most celebrated white wine grape variety. A straw yellow fresh, crisp and flavorful wine with good minerality.
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|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||Fermented and aged in French oak barriques.|
|Bouquet||Elegant bouquet of great charm where you can find hints of exotic fruits.|
|Taste||Full-body and buttery, fresh oaky taste, at the same time sapid and of good acidity and persistence, harmonious in the delicate closing.|
|Pairs with||Appetizers, fish and white meats. Serving temperature 10-12 C|
The family behind the House of Tasca d’Almerata has been active wine producers for many years. Today it is the 8th generation of the family that manages the 5 estates and 600 hectares of cultivated land with a clear focus on sustainability in all steps of the production processes.
The 15 years old chardonnay vines for the Tascante Chardonnay grow in the volcanic soil in the Contrada Rampante vineyard at the Tascante winery located on the northern slopes of Mount Etna near Castiglione di Sicilia at an altitude of 740 m.
The grapes were manually harvested, sorted and destalked followed by alcoholic fermentation in oak barriques for 12 days at a low temperature of 16-18 C to avoid the malolactic fermentation. The wine aged a further period in French oak barrels and in the bottles before the release.
Longevity 5-7 years.