Citra Chardonnay Terre Di Chieti 2018

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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.

Vineyard & 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 aging before bottling:
2 months
Length of bottle aging:
1 month
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.0 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
3.5 g/L
Acidity:
5.7 g/L
Dry extract:
23.0 g/L

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