LANGHE DOC BINEL
Variety: Chardonnay – Riesling Renano
Altitude: about 450/500 m.a.s.l.
Exposure: South East
Average age of vineyards: over 20 years
Soil structure: Lime, with average of limestone, stones
Harvest period: End of September
The grapes hang until they are at a very ripe point when they are ready to be harvested. The harvest is done by hand on a very steep slope, and placed into small plastic baskets to then be brought to the winery for the crush. The grapes are immediately placed into a pneumatic press, where they will undergo a soft pressing to remove the juice from the grapes. After the alcohlic fermentation a part remains for 6 months into medium-sized barrels, while the remaining part remains into steel tanks. The blending and bottling will take place in the summer and will age then in bottle for another 6 months before it will be released to the market.
Color: medium intense straw yellow color
Nose: fresh fruits and flowers with undertones of herbs from the Riesling are accompanied by the sent of vanilla and nuances of bread crust.
Palate: full bodied and pleasant, with a good structure and acidity due to the Rhenish clone. The finish is quite remarkable with a soft aromatic notes.
Pairings: Fish and crustacean dishes, either baked or grilled. Also great with fresh and aged cheese.