The origins of Chardonnay are shrouded in mystery. Almost certainly, the variety comes from a spontaneous hybridisation. Chardonnay is versatile and in the hills of Friuli it can acquire remarkable character from the minerals in the soil. Substantial day-night temperature fluctuations ensure concentrated, elegant aromas and plentiful finesse.
Castello di Buttrio Chardonnay can be uncorked straight away but will reveal its most thrilling characteristics with cellar time. A sensual, charismatic wine of timeless elegance, Castello di Buttrio Chardonnay seduces with its well-defined structure and invitingly linear drinkability.

Provenance of grapes:
From the vineyards of Castello di Buttrio
Alternate layers of marl and sandstone of Eocene origin, known as “ponca” in Friulian
Vineyard sites:
Hillslopes, terraced for improved vineyard management
Site climate:
The location in the hills at Castello di Buttrio, 142 metres above sea level, ensures perfect air circulation and the ideal range of day-night temperatures at harvest time brings the grapes to optimal ripeness
Age of vines:
20-30 years
Training system:
Vineyard management:
Integrated low environmental impact management encourages the grapes to express the territory
Harvest period:
Decided on the basis of periodic grape tastings and monitoring of sugar, acidity and aromatic ripeness
Soft pressing with separation of the press fractions. Settling at 14 °C for 24-36 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18-20 °C
For 6-8 months on the fermentation lees kept in suspension by periodic stirring
Release to market:
8-10 months after the harvest
Sensory profile:
Appearance: Straw yellow
Nose: Temptingly elegant bouquet of melon and pineapple-led fruit with pleasing wafts of hawthorn
Palate: Balance and well-gauged acidity rounded off by a lingering finale
Food matchings:
One of the most food-flexible wines. Serve with vegetable veloutés and soups, fish cooked without tomatoes, steamed and baked fish starters or egg-based preparations
Serving temperature:
8° – 10° C
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