Codice Citra was founded in 1973 when 3,000 small family growers decided to unite to form a winery dedicated to quality. The property, with its 6,000 hectares—14,800 acres—covers the majority of the Chieti province. Since its foundation, Codice Citra has focused on cultivating the most important, indigenous grape varieties within the province of Chieti.
About the Vineyard
These family owned properties, some with only 1 hectare, create a mosaic of small vineyards stretching north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Majella Mountain. The range of climate and topography offers unparalleled quality and variety. Winemaking process from vineyard to bottle led by world-renowned enologist Riccardo Cotarella.
After the hand-harvested grapes are lightly crushed, the must is moved to stainless steel tanks and then fermented at a controlled temperature.
The natural corpulence of Chardonnay adds substance to the mid-palate while the overall profile of the wine remains cheerful and refreshing with clean aromas of green apple and citrus blossom.
Fresh with well-balanced acidity, this wine pairs best with shellfish, salads, grilled vegetables, and fresh cheeses.