Chardonnay, La Salita
This expressive Chardonnay was grown in the sandy hills of Asti in Italy’s northwestern Piemonte region. The grapes were hand harvested and vinified in stainless steel. After primary fermentation the wine aged for 6 months sur lie in a combination of 90% steel tank and 10% used tonneaux. They avoided malolactic conversion, so the acidity remains crisp. La Salita offers aromas and flavors of pineapple and Golden Delicious that meld with a floral hint. It possesses a plush mouthfeel with a vibrant, lifted acidity, without oak.