Bramito del Cervo Chardonnay
Tasting notes: a brilliant yellow in color with greenish highlights, the wine shows fresh and complex aromas with delicate notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and of citrus fruit, hazelnut butter, and vanilla. It is a wine of good structure, elegance, and a mineral character perceptible in its vibrant and balanced acidity, well fused with the notes of fruit.
Vinification: the must and skins from the destemming and pressing of the grapes were chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) and then went into stainless steel tanks for a brief period of skin contact aimed at the extraction of all of the substances responsible for the aromas and flavors of the future wines. After a brief (two to four hour) maceration, part of the must went into oak barrels and part into stainless steel tanks for a fermentation carried out at temperatures between 61° and 65° Fahrenheit (16-18° centigrade). The wine in oak then went through a complete malolactic fermentation before being blended with the wine in stainless steel.
Pairing: Steamed fish appetizers, Risotto with seafood, Vitello tonnato, Battered vegetables, Fresh cheeses, Mussels, White meats, Spaghetti with clams
Historical data: the first vintage of Bramito to be produced was the 1994. The Castello della Sala estate, purchased by the Antinori family in 1940, is located approximately 10 miles (18 kilometers) from the city of Orvieto. The castle is a typical example of medieval military architecture and its micro-climate, generally rather cool, is an ideal one for the production of white wines and Pinot Noir.