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Gradis'Ciutta Chardonnay 2017 (Collio DOC)
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Winery: Gradis'Ciutta (Collio DOC)
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Vintage: 2017
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Description: Obtained exclusively from Chardonnay, a French vine (Champagne and Burgundy), inported at the end of the 1800s, which was initially confused with Pinot Bianco, so much so that according to reference of 1901, it was not catalogued separately until the post war period. Chardonnay has been present at the Gradis’ciutta estate since 1974, adapting to the clay marne, amidst the “ponca” and “opoca” soils from which these grapes come.


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 90 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
“A crowd-pleasing Chardonnay, with bright acidity framing the well-knit flavors of Gala apple, fresh ginger, wet stone and peach. Balanced and light- to medium-bodied. Drink now through 2021.”