CHARDONNAY DOC 2017

£16.40

Varietal: Chardonnay

Ageing: Six months in steel casks and 2-4 months in the bottle. Annual production: 5,600 bottles

Characteristics: A full-bodied white, with emphatic alcohol. The bouquet is refined and elegant, with fragrances of apple and acacia blossom; with ageing it acquires intriguing impressions of artemisia flower and other floral nuances. Ideal as an aperitif, this Chardonnay pairs well with a wide variety of light antipasti, soups, egg- and fish-based dishes. Suggested serving temperature: 10-12 °C

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Description

Region

The Valentino Butussi winery was established in 1910 in Corno di Rosazzo, in the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC area. Colli Orientali is renowned for the production of high-quality wines and Valentino Butussi is located at the foot of the hills of Rosazzo in the beautiful valley known as “Prà di Corte” (“the Meadows of the Court” in English) Valentino, who grew up in a family of farmers, had the foresight to understand the future of his farm laid in viticulture, acquiring lands perfect for growing grapes, while selling off the lands more adapted to growing grain, fruit and raising animals.

Grower

The proof of the commitment to quality has been borne out by numerous awards and medals in international competitions, along with being named “Miglior Azienda” (Best Winery) 4 different years in important regional competitions. These numerous accolades have solidified the winery’s reputation for high-quality wines not only in Italy, but also throughout the rest of Europe and in important markets such as the USA, China and Canada.