ECCLESIA Chardonnay Marche IGT White wine
It 's the result of a mix of eight clones of Chardonnay grown in a highly qualitative plot located on the side of a small church year 1000, completely renovated and part of the village Monacesca
Type: still white wine
Classification: IGT Marche Bianco Chardonnay
Grape variety: Chardonnay 100%
Dislocation: City of Matelica in Contrada Monacesca
Vineyard area: 1.5 hectares
Exposure: SE - NW
Type of soil: clay 50% - 50% sand
Training system : spur-pruned cordon
Age of the plant: about 10 years
Planting density: 3300 vines per hectare
Production per plant: 1,2 Kg
Altimetry system: 370/400 m
Harvest : early September manual harvesting and immediate pressing of the grapes without the use of sulfur dioxide; fermentation in stainless steel for about 15 days at a controlled temperature around 20 ° C, stop and four months on the lees in bottle for another six months; marketed one year after the harvest
Aging: Three - five years
Vinification process : hand picking and immediate light pressing, with no use of SO2, followed by 15-day fermentation at 20°C in stainless steel.
Four months’ maturation on the fine lees and six months’ additional bottleageing.
Sensory profile : it is a blend of eight outstanding chardonnay clones from our vineyard next to a small church in the hamlet of Monacesca; it dates back to 1000 AD and has been completely restored. Short pruning and radical cluster thinning have produced a wine with generous varietal aromas, and of remarkable depth and succulence.
The minerally character of its finish, a hallmark of its terroir, makes its especially distinctive, and an appealing complement to dishes featuring fish
Serving temperature : 10 – 12°C
Alcohol content: 13,5%
One of the most representative interpretations of Matelica's verdicchio.
Wines of great structure and complexity, well versed in aging, but above all, unmistakable and inimitable expression of their territory.