Numen

Chardonnay Salento IGP - Annata: 2019


14,90

GRAPE VARIETY

Chardonnay

AGING PROCESS

Alcoholic fermentation in French oak barriques; 6 months in steel vats and 3 months in bottle

ALCOHOL CONTENT

14 %

SERVING TEMPERATURE

10-12 °C

IDEAL PAIRING WITH

Fish dishes, aged cheeses, pasta, white meat, grilled vegetables and aperitifs.

TASTING NOTES

Pronounced fruity bouquet of peach and apricot, with hints of vanilla and almonds


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Description

Chardonnay is a white grape variety that adapts very well to different terroirs and winemaking techniques. Fermenting and / or ageing Chardonnay wine in French oak barrels improves its complexity, structure and persistence, adding also notes of vanilla and other oak-derived spices. In addition, oak fermented/aged Chardonnay acquires longevity, developing fascinating tertiary aromas if kept properly in the bottle, even after a few years.

GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay

APPELLATION: Salento IGP

PRODUCTION AREA: south-west of the province of Brindisi, 1 km from the Adriatic Sea in southern Puglia

TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon

SOIL: medium texture

PLANT DENSITY AND YIELD: 4500 plants per hectare and 1.8 kg of grapes per plant

HARVEST: the harvest generally takes place in the second ten days of August; basic conditions for the success of this wine is the right maturation of the grapes, the manual harvest in boxes of 5 kg and the period of pre-withering to which the bunches are subdued, during which the substances contained in the pulp are concentrated.

VINIFICATION: soft pressing for a delicate extraction, followed by maceration during 8-9 hours at a temperature of 10 °C. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in American and French oak barrels at a controlled temperature. At the end of fermentation, the wine is left in contact with its lees, which are periodically stirred (“batonage”); the substances released by yeasts during this process further increase the wine’s structure and complexity.

AGEING: 6 months in stainless steel vessels and 3 months in bottle

ALCOHOL: 14%

CALORIES: 98 kcal / 100 ml

TASTING NOTES: lemon colour, pronounced fruity bouquet of peach and apricot, with hints of vanilla and almonds; well-structured, with a medium to full bodied, perfectly balanced with a good freshness. Lingering finish, with notes of honey and apricot jam.

SERVICE: 10-12 °C

FOOD PAIRING: fish dishes, aged cheeses, pasta, white meat, grilled vegetables and aperitifs.

Additional information
Weight1650 g
Aging process

Alcoholic fermentation in French oak barriques; 6 months in steel vats and 3 months in bottle

Vintage

2019

Size

75 cl

Alcohol content

14 %

Line

Top

Temperature

10-12 °C

Type of wine

Oak-matured red

Vine Variety

Chardonnay

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Cantine Paololeo

If it is true that behind every bottle of wine there is always a nice story to tell, the one of Paololeo wines is a simple but beautiful story, just like all the family stories are.

Today Paololeo winery is a modern company: it covers an area of 17,000 square meters and is equipped with a very modern winemaking system, a large barrel room and a cutting-edge bottling line capable of bottling  7000 bottles per hour.

However, the "heart" of all the current area under vines are still those 25 hectares where, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the great-grandfather began to vinify his grapes in Masseria Monticello. Then his nephew Paolo Leo inherited the land and built the winery.

Today it is still an heir, the namesake Paolo Leo, son of Nicola, to lead the new winery, together with his wife Roberta and his eldest sons Nicola and Stefano, who are paving the way for the younger brothers Francesco and Alessandro.

Official website: www.paololeo.it

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