Wine Chardonnay "Cardellino", Alto Adige DOC, 2012
Wine intense straw yellow color.
Classic taste of wine, rich, full, well-structured, juicy, with an exciting acidity, notes of minerals, velvety texture and a long, elegant finish.
Complicated, complex, mellow flavor of the wine is made of notes of exotic fruits, flowers, honey and lime.
The wine is perfect as an aperitif, goes well with appetizers, smoked salmon and other fish dishes, pasta (especially with cream or cheese sauce, filet of fish (pike, whitefish, flounder), fried in breadcrumbs.
Amazing "Cardellini" - one of the best wines from Elena Walch, which is made only from the best grapes grown on the steep slopes of the village of Castel Ringberg at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. Due to the fact that the soil of the vineyard consists of clay and limestone, Chardonnay gets here a rich palette of fruit shades that best stored at the factory. After gentle pressing of the grape must is fermented and aged in steel tanks at 20 ° C, and the other part (15%) vinifitsirutsya in French oak barrels, where it is kept on the lees for 5 months. In the spring the wine is blended, bottled and yet within a few months developing in the bottle. It is thanks to this technology wine has a rich, concentrated and, at the same time, velvety, refreshing taste with juicy acidity. Wine storage capacity is, on average, 5 years.
Elena Walch The company was founded in 1985 and is one of the youngest in the region of Alto Adige. Elena Walch, being an architect, first became involved in winemaking after meeting with her husband Werner Walch, who is a representative of one of the oldest wine producing dynasties. However, unlike her husband, she has a more modern approach to winemaking and sees his task in the creation of high-quality, modern wines - strong, deep and complex. The first thing that made Elena after the acquisition of two magnificent estates of Castel Ringberg and Kastelats - it revolutionized the vineyards. Here, on the steep southern slopes of Tramin, new vines were planted by local and international grape varieties that give very low, but high yields. Tied with vines Guyot system, so the vines can be planted more densely, and wineries are equipped with the most modern equipment.
Elena Walch wines differ bright personality: white wines are created in the style of "Old World", they dominate fruit tones and natural flavors of grapes and red, despite its depth and complexity, are not even a hint of aggressive tannins that are so spoil the fun from classic Italian wines. Just 25 years old Elena Walch wines in a world market and immediately gained recognition not only among the general public, but also in the professional community, indicating that the real skill of their creator, awarded the title of Donna del Vino.