MONFERRATO BIANCO D.O.C.
There used to be sea where today the rows and rows of vines grow in the Strada di Valpagna vineyard. This distant origin is the reason for the saltiness and mineral qualities of Salidoro, a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, an original intense interpretation of aromas and fragrances of these two international cultivars. Specific analysis of the soil motivated the planting, a provocation if you like, of these two cultivars “from afar”. Often it is the very courage required to think outside the box that is repaid by Mother Nature. In the vineyard used to make Salidoro, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc absorb substances from the same terroir, so managing to ripen together and blend during vinification, rewarding the nose and palate with a fragrance and an extraordinarily balanced combination of the best characteristics of these two different kinds of grapes.
APPELLATION: Monferrato Bianco D.O.C.
BLEND: Chardonnay 75% – Sauvignon Blanc 25%
VINEYARD LOCATION: 300 metres a.s.l. southwest facing
DENSITY PER HECTARE: from 4,500 to 5,000 plants/hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
HARVESTING: By hand, starting in the first week of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: Approx. 18°C, at a controlled temperature, 10% fermented in oak barrels
AGEING: In stainless steel tanks on its yeasts for around 8 months
FIRST VINTAGE MARKETED: 2011
ENOLOGIST: Mario Ronco
AWARDS: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014