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Chardonnay Cuvée Bois 2018 – Les Cretes

Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – Italy

Wine: Chardonnay Cuvée Bois
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Classification: D.O.P ..
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay.
Production area: Frissonnière of Saint Christophe (AO), Les Crêtes d’ Aymavilles (AO).
Soil (type, exposure): moraine, loose, sandy, sloping with south and south-east and north-east exposure.
Altitude: 550/750 meters above sea level
First year of production: 1995
Bottles produced per year: 24,000
Surface, training system, plant density, yield: about 4.00 ha, Guyot system; 7,500 feet per hectare plant, ridge rows and retouching. Yield 8,000 kg / ha.
Harvest: manual, second half of September.
Vinification: selection, refrigeration and soft pressing of whole bunches of the grapes, fermentation in 300 liter French oak barriques, toasted over high heat and aging “sur lies” in the same for 12 months, with weekly bâtonnages. Refinement in a bottle for 12 months.
Serving temperature: 13°-15° C.

Chardonnay Cuvée Bois 2018 - Les Cretes

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Tasting Notes
Crystalline, straw yellow in color with golden reflections, of good consistency.
Intense scents of fresh flowers, accompanied by enveloping fruity sensations ranging from banana to candied citron, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Toasted oak but also notes of vanilla and ginger.
The sip is fresh, persistent and particularly pleasant. What is perceived with the olfactory examination is confirmed, a closure with a citrus and mango note remains.
It is recommended in combination with cockerel in brick with mountain herbs.

Rating
4 Lupetti

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Les Crêtes
Località Villetos, 50
11010 Aymavilles (AO)
Phone +39 0165 902274
E-mail: info@lescretes.it
Website: www.lescretes.it

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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