Citra Chardonnay Terre Di Chieti 2018

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.

Wine Production

After the hand-harvested grapes are lightly crushed, the must is moved to stainless steel tanks and then fermented at a controlled temperature. 

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Pairing

Fresh with well-balanced acidity, this wine pairs best with shellfish, salads, grilled vegetables, and fresh cheeses.

Production Info
Soil composition
Pebbly
Training method
Abruzzo Trellis
Elevation
300-1,100 feet
Vines/acre
700
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
1992
Bottles produced of this wine
350,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days days
Fermentation temperature
57- 64 degrees °F
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Length of aging before bottling
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
3.5 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Dry extract
23 g/L

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