Wine Details

La Spinetta Lidia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC

The Chardonnay Lidia is produced according to a Burgundian blueprint, seeking freshness and minerality and always keeping the alcohol in check, never above 13.5%. From the same high-altitude vineyard site as the Sauvignon, after primary and malolactic fermentations in oak, the Chardonnay spends an additional year aging in a combination of large casks and neutral barriques. Though crafted to withstand some cellaring, the Lidia is creamy and layered even at a young age, with exotic fruit aromas of pineapple and peach and enticing mineral nuances. Finishes rich and dry with a hint of butterscotch and subtle lingering fruit.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Chardonnay

Vineyard:

Mango, southern exposure

Yield:

2,500 bottles

Aging:

12 months in 2000 liter French oak casks

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

37 years

pH level:

3.3

Acidity:

6.50%

Production:

3000 bottles

Soil:

Sandy

Average altitude:

500 m above sea level

Vinification:

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in used 2000 liter French oak casks

Harvest:

Beginning of September

First vintage:

1993

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Castagnole Lanze

Bottling:

Transfer to steel vats for 24 months before bottling

Release:

3.5 years after harvest

Evolution:

Recent press reviews

94

La Spinetta Lidia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2019

James Suckling (94)- "A medium-to full-bodied white with aromas of grilled hazelnuts, baked apples, lemon curd, pie crust and buttered toast. Excellent energy and acidity, with a lightly buttery texture and subtle toastiness. Elegent expression. Drink now or hold."

93

La Spinetta Lidia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2019

Wine Advocate (93)- "The 2019 Piemonte Chardonnay Lidia shows a pretty golden hue and mid-weight texture. That natural structure supports apricot, baked apple, spice and toasted nut. Packaged in a heavy glass bottle, the wine imparts smooth layers of mature fruit that drive a long and elegant finish."

93

La Spinetta Lidia Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2018

James Suckling (93)- "Dried apples, waxed lemon, jasmine, nutmeg and smoked almonds on the nose. It’s full-bodied with fresh acidity and a waxy texture. Flavorful with complex layers of fruit and spice. Delicious now."