Chardonnay "Sol", Ronco del Gnemiz

Chardonnay "Sol", Ronco del Gnemiz - 2022

Item # 46372 750mL

This wine’s history goes back to the early days of Ronco del Gnemiz. It was first bottled in 1981 and was the first wine to put the winery on the map.It comes from a 60 year old, east-facing vineyard. The yields are low and average 20 hl/ha - less than half a typical production. The grapes are whole cluster pressed and fermented entirely in barrel on their lees. One third of the barrels are new and the rest are second and third pass.

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