Chardonnay White Wine
The 2018 growing season was characterized by a winter which was, in general, long and cold, creating a delay in the growth cycle which was then recovered from the bud burst on. The frequent rainfall which lasted from early March to early July were followed by sunny weather up until mid-August without, however, excessive heat or peak temperatures. The final fifteen days of the month were punctuated by occasional rainfall followed by days of fine weather. The harvest took place at the end of August with the picking of grapes capable of giving a wine of important balance and freshness.
The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing. The must was then chilled to a temperature of 46° Fahrenheit (8° centigrade) to favor a natural static settling of impurities. It then went into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at a temperature held to a maximum of 59° Fahrenheit (15° centigrade); the wine was then held in stainless steel at a temperature of 40° Fahrenheit (5° centigrade), filtered, and then bottled starting in the month of January, 2019.
Capsula Viola was created in 1980 by the Consortium of Galestro Wine Producers and was inspired the need to produce a white wine which expressed and represented Chianti as a territory, one characterized by Galestro, stones of friable texture capable of given important mineral notes tot eh wines and much freshness as well. Today, Capsula Viola Chardonnay maintains, in a modern style, the wine’s historic characteristics of freshness, savor, and drinking pleasure. Its name and the color of its capsule, the distinctive traits of the original denomination, represent a homage to the history of this wine.
Capsula Viola 2018 shows a straw yellow color with greenish highlights. The nose offers finesse and elegance with notes of green apples and bananas. The palate is crisp and balanced.