Tormaresca Chardonnay 2021
Tormaresca Chardonnay is straw yellow with greenish reflections. On the nose, dominant notes of orange blossoms, grapefruit and jasmine are accompanied by pleasant sensations of white peaches. On the palate it is fragrant, savory with a soft entry and well-balanced freshness.
Chardonnay grapes were harvested, brought to the cellar and gently crushed. The must was then chilled and kept at a temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) for approximately 24 hours to favor natural clarification.
Alcoholic fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats at 16 °C (61 °F) to enhance the grapes’ aromatic compounds. Tormaresca Chardonnay was aged in stainless steel up until bottling.
The Masseria Maìme estate is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Upper Salento not too far from the town of San Pietro Vernotico in the province of Brindisi.
The estate extends along the coastline forming a unique countryside of vineyards that lies between woodlands and pine forests stretching out as far as the eye can see until blending into the sea. The most prevalent grape varieties grown here are Negroamaro, Primitivo, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Named for the region’s ancient seaside towers overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Tormaresca adds a fresh dimension to Italy’s world-class wine landscape. Indeed, it is the only producer with vineyards in both of Puglia’s elite winegrowing regions.
The Bocca di Lupo estate is located within the Castel del Monte DOC, while the Masseria Maìme estate is in the Salento area, the pulsing heart of this vibrant winemaking region. Tormaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines just waiting to be discovered. All Tormaresca wines are crafted with 100% estate-grown fruit.
Tormaresca Chardonnay - Hay Wines Ltd