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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £82.84
Country - Italy
Region - Piedmont
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Costa Di Bussia
Tasting notes - A rich, elegant and soft Chardonnay showing bright notes of mango combined with delicate notes of ripe pears and apricots. Textured, with mineral characters on the palate and toasty biscuit note on the finish.
Full flavoured with fresh notes of green melon and citrus
peel through to a zesty finish.
Since 1988, Costa di Bussia winery and vineyards have been owned and managed
by the Sartirano family. The estate is located in the Bussia region near the village of
Monforte d'Alba. It includes 15 hectares of the famous vineyards of ‘Campo dei Buoi’
and ‘Campo del Gatto’, which produce very special and complex wines.
A mild winter was followed by cold weather in spring. The early summer saw cooler
temperatures and higher rainfall, which slowed down the rate of growth, but at the
end of June hot, dry weather ensued and the vines caught up after the slow spring.
Early September saw perfect conditions with warm days, cool nights and minimal
rainfall. This considerable diurnal temperature variation brought about a regular but
slow ripening of the grapes while preserving their aromas and acidity, allowing
producers to wait and achieve perfect ripeness in the grapes.
The vineyard was planted in 1992 and covers just 0.75 hectares. The vines are
trained on a trellis system and are south to south east facing, which helps to
maximise the sun's exposure, encouraging the grapes to ripen. The soils are
predominantly marl and clay, which are naturally loose and are rich in minerals;
ideal for Chardonnay which thrives in these types of soils.
The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless
steel tanks. Following the fermentation, the wine underwent a malolactic
fermentation, which softened the harsher malic acids into lactic ones, resulting in this
appealing, softer style of wine. The wine was left to rest for six months on its fine lees,
in stainless steel tanks which added texture and complexity whilst preserved the fruity
A rich, elegant and soft Chardonnay showing bright notes of mango combined with
delicate notes of ripe pears and apricots. Textured, with mineral characters on the
palate and toasty biscuit note on the finish.
A structured Chardonnay which accompanies hors d'oeuvres, shellfish, grilled white
meats and blue cheese.
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