Chardonnay Piave DOC - VITÀLYS No Added Sulfites
Vitàlys reminds Italy and derives from the Latin word "vitalis", that means vital, full of life.
In fact this wine gives happiness and desire to live through the sensations evoked by its tasting.
It’s a white wine produced with 100% Chardonnay grapes.
Wine with one beautiful straw yellow color.
With fruity bouquet, with an intense almond and apple aroma.
In the palate it’s a wine with delicate taste, with a long and elegant finish.
Fantastic wine for pairing with "cicheti" (typical Venetian appetizers), risotto and seafood salads and tempura.
We recommend that you enjoy this wine at one temperature between 8°C to 10°C.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay.
It is produced in the Le Ronche estate, located in Fossalta di Piave. "Le Ronche" is the name of the place where this Tocai vineyard is located at about 10 km from the Adriatic Sea and at 50 km from the Dolomites Mountains.
SOIL: alluvial, made of “caranto”, a mix of white clay and minerals from the Dolomites Mountains.
CLIMATE: mild, with very few rain showers and a high summer temperature which allows the grapes to ripen perfectly.
DENSITY OF THE PLANTATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM: 8.400 vines per hectare trained with guyot system.
YEAR OF THE PLANTATION: 1986-2009.
To obtain a perfect ripening of the grapes, beyond the normal vineyard management, we carry out summer pruning and careful leaf thinning.
Furthermore, the yield is kept very low in order to produce grapes rich in scents and aroma.
HARVEST: beginning of September, when the grapes are very well ripe but they still have a good level of acidity.
Destemming and crashing of the grapes, soft pressing, cool static clarification and fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature.
Then the wine matures there for several months on its noble lees.
The lees are frequently mixed in order to increase the thickness and the smoothness of the wine.
TASTING CHARACTERISTICS: straw yellow colour; fruity bouquet, with an intense almond and apple aroma; delicate taste, with a long and elegant finish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-10°C.
FOOD MATCHING: ideal with "cicheti" (typical Venetian appetizers), risotto and seafood salads and tempura.
STORAGE: in a cool and dark place, keeping the bottle in a horizontal position. Its structure and complexity enable the wine to improve during maturation in the bottle, which can last up to 8 years, reaching the top after 5 years from the vintage.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5 % by vol.
BOTTLE CONTENT: 750 ml.
Le Ronche Estate
The Le Ronche estate is located in Veneto, east of Treviso and north-east of Venice. The name Le Ronche represents an area of the village of Fossalta di Piave and comes from the local verb "roncare", which means to till and cultivate a field.
Le Ronche were pieces of land with woods that, for the particular quality and structure of the soil, were cultivated mainly with vines, thanks to the excellent quality features of the grapes produced.
It is in the Piave D.O.C. wines area. Piave is the name of an important river which goes through most of the eastern part of Veneto. During millennium it has left its sediments and originated this soil, particularly vocated to vine growing.
This estate is located at about 40 km from the mountains, at 10 km from the sea and at few hundred metres from the river Piave. This special location originates particular winds, wide changes of temperature from day to night and a microclimate ideal for obtaining wines with a high tasting profile.
The soil is very rich in clay, which gives a perfect balance to the vines and produces complex and important wines. In the sixties the family selected the site where wines with a high personality and with a deep territorial identity could be produced and the traditional varieties of this area have been planted.
ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES
In the vineyards we work under organic and biodynamic principles. We abolished the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers and insecticides. We try to create an environment as friendly as possible for the proliferation of good insects, wild animals and microorganisms in the soil, in order to improve the life in the vineyard. We prepare our own natural fertilizing compost for enhancing soil life.
The whole vinification process is carried out without using sulfites or other preservatives. In a sulfite free environment, yeasts ferment more freely and produce a finer and extraordinary aroma. An extremely small amount of sulfites is added before bottling for the maximum genuineness and enjoyment of the consumers.
In our wines we do not use any animal derived product, maintaining its purity and naturalness at the highest. Treating and manipulating the grapes and the wine the less we can, guarantee genuineness, fragrance and identity.
On the roof of the production winery we have 418 solar panels that provide 100% of the electric power we need in the cellar. Green energy for a better environment around us.
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