Chardonnay White Wine
The 2019 growing season began with dry springtime weather during the first half of the season and saw a cool rainy trend in the second half. These climatic conditions slowed down the vines’ vegetative cycle and caused a delay in bloom of about two weeks later than average. Summer saw hot temperature with well-distributed rain showers throughout the season. Chardonnay grapes were harvested at the end of August. The fruit had a good balance between sugar content and acidity levels producing a light, fresh and fruity wine.
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 December 2019.
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’s vintages of Capsula Viola maintain the original characteristics of pleasantness, freshness and sapidity. 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 with greenish highlights. On the nose, it is refined and delicate with aromas mainly of green apples but also ripe Golden apples and bananas. The palate is fresh, well balanced and sapid. Its finish brings back fruity sensations originally perceived on the nose.