Teresa Manara Chardonnay IGT Salento 2017

The Cantele estate is a third-generation family-owned and run winery founded by the current generation's grandparents, immigrants from the north who settled in Puglia after WWII. Known for its pioneering work with Chardonnay and its passion for native grapes.

The Cantele family created this wine as a homage to their grandmother, Teresa Manara, who loved white wine. Aged in  French barriques, this elegant expression of Pugliese viticulture is a benchmark for the appellation.

About the Vineyard

The narrow Salento peninsula is renowned for high-quality wine thanks to abundant ventilation, temperate weather, extreme diurnal shifts in summer, and limestone-rich soils. Over the last two decades, Cantele has implemented a cutting-edge "minimal intervention" system in its vineyards, thus ensuring freshness and varietal expression.

Food Pairing

Mineral in character with balanced white flower and fruit, it's the perfect pairing for seafood.

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation
165 feet
Average Vine Age
15 years
Exposure
Northeastern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
2003
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
1999
Bottles produced of this wine
80,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Prefermentation Technique
skin contact
Time on its skins
4 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks, Barriques
Age of Aging Container
New to Three Years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
61 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Partial
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
4 months
Size of aging container
225L
Type of oak
90% French 10% American
Length of aging before bottling
6 months in Barriques, then stainless steel
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.7 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2.3 g/L
Acidity
6.2 g/L
Dry extract
24.5 g/L

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