Calanchi di Vaiano Chardonnay grapes are harvested from vineyards in Italy’s Northern Lazio region, rising to 400 meters along the border of Umbria and Southern Tuscany.
Calanchi di Vaiano Chardonnay grapes elegantly express their unique terroir within the deep mineral cliffs and calciferous valleys of the Calanchi, a protected region characterized by soil rich in clay, peperino and limestone.
Calanchi di Vaiano Chardonnay grapes enjoy a gentle climate and excellent drainage from the Calanchi’s volcanic floor.
Calanchi di Vaiano Chardonnay grapes are manually harvested in the fall, and transported to the d’Amico estate winery for stalk removal and pressing.
The wine ages by candlelight in stainless steel tanks for nine months, with two additional months in bottles as classical opera sings to the grapes.
From the vines to the cellar Calanchi di Vaiano Chardonnay follows a specialized production process established by renowned agriculturalists and oenologists, all under the personal care and attention of Paolo and Noemia d’Amico.
Color: Bright pale yellow with hints of green
Nose: Elegant combination of citrus fruit, white pepper and apricot
Palate: Gritty, slightly mineral and notably persistent
Pairing: Well-suited as an aperitif, or served with white meat, fish and mildly sauced pasta and rice dishes
Classification: Protected Geographical Indication
Grapes: 100 percent single vineyard Chardonnay from Lazio
Alcohol: 13 percent
Serving Temperature: 55 degrees
Cases Produced: 350 cases
Packaging: 6 bottles per case