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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Chardonnay Trentino DOC
Trentino

An extension of the renowned institute, the winery of San Michele is located in what was once an Augustan monastery in the 12th century. Expanded over the course of the last 20 years, the winery today features modern enological technology that is dedicated to the production of indigenous varietals like Lagrein that represent the unique history of winemaking in Trentino.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard Location: Molini and Weizacher
Orientation: South-West
Vines Planted: 1990
Trellising: Vertical trellised, cordon-trained, spur pruned
Vines/Acre: 2,265
Soil: Calcareous matrix, sandy loam and balanced presence of organic nutrients

Vinification
Fermentation 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in barrique for 15 days at 18°C

Aging Process
6 months on the lees. 2 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with golden highlights
Bouquet: The nose is typical of the grape variety, with fruity notes of apple, citrus and tropical fruits and a hint of vanilla
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh, smooth, well- structured, with a long pleasant mineral finish

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 11,000 bts