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Diaol Chardonnay

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On the hill of Pressano where the first Chardonnay was planted in Italy, in the recent past there was a small, dark, uninhabited house that the local inhabitants called the house of Diaol (Devil). Today these hills have silty soil averagely rich in clay, alternating with dolomite sediments: Chardonnay is grown in this combination of soil to give rise to this wine. Expertise, craftsmanship and the necessary patience in both the vineyard and the cellar allow this wine to express itself fully and with personality.

  • Vine

    Chardonnay

  • Vineyard location

    Hills of Pressano, municipality of Lavis, Trentino

  • Exposure and altitude

    South-west; 270 m a.s.l.

  • Training system

    Guyot, Trentino pergola

  • Planting density

    6.250 vines/ha

  • Yield

    50 hl/ha

  • Vinification process

    The precious vineyards where the grapes are grown for Diaol are located in three areas of the Avisian hills at different altitudes ranging between 270 and 330 m above sea level. The hills have a moderate slope and are interspersed with large accumulation areas: the salient aspect of the landscape where the red siltstones of Werfen dominate. The stable morphology of these surfaces has allowed for greater evolution of the soils, while the lithology of the parent rock is the cause of their loamy, clayey structure. Other salient characteristics of these soils are their remarkable structure at great depths, good drainage and an excellent capacity to retain water; they are averagely rich in organic matter with a low presence of rock fragments, interspersed with richer areas and a heterogeneous carbonate content.

  • Pairings

    Diaol Chardonnay has a golden colour with decisive hues of green. The aromas of yellow plums and nectarines alternate with mineral and salty hints, creating an intense and intriguing olfactory profile. This wine creates a multitude of sensations in the mouth, and has a tense and determined flavour in which salinity and crunchiness stand out to complete a rich and persistent finish.

Awards

  • 5 Star The Book 2017 - 92 PTS

    Vintage 2015

  • Mundus Vini 2017 - Gold

    Vintage 2015

  • Drink Business - The Global Chardonnay Masters 2017 - Silver

    Vintage 2015

  • Chardonnay Du Monde 2019 - Silver

    Vintage 2016

  • Doctor Wine - Guida Essenziale Ai Vini D'Italia 2019 - 94 PTS

    Vintage 2016

  • Guida Luca Maroni 2019 - 93 PTS

    Vintage 2016

  • Guida Luca Maroni 2020 - 94 PTS

    Vintage 2017

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