Chardonnay White Wine
The 2020 growing season was defined by dry conditions in winter and spring with temperatures higher than seasonal averages. Bud break, flowering, vine growth and development took place right on schedule. June through mid-August brought sunny, dry weather but temperatures were relatively cool. These particular climatic conditions caused the berries to ripen ahead of time. Chardonnay for Capsula Viola was harvested the last week of August.
Harvested grapes were destemmed and gently pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 8 °C (46 °F) to encourage a natural clarification of sediment. The wine was then transferred into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation occurred at a temperature that did not exceed 15 °C (59 °F). The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 5 °C (41 °F), filtered then bottled starting in the month of January 2021.
10,5% by volume
Capsula Viola’s first vintage was 1980 and was crafted under the patronage of the Galestro Wine Consortium. Their desire was to produce a white wine capable of expressing the Chianti territory whose soils are rich in “galestro” (schist), a brittle and rocky terrain that gives the wine fine mineral characteristics and freshness. Today, Capsula Viola Chardonnay maintains the wine’s original characteristics of pleasantness, freshness and sapidity presented in a more modern interpretation. The wine’s name and the color of its foil capsule, distinctive traits of the original appellation, are a tribute to its past history.
Capsula Viola is straw yellow in color. Its nose offers intense aromas of yellow apples and lemon zest. On the palate it’s fresh and crisp, well-balanced and savory. Its finish brings back fruity sensations initially perceived on the nose.