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.
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.
La Spinetta's 2017 Piemonte Chardonnay Lidia is an oak-aged wine that sees its fruit from a hillside vineyard in the area of Mango at a high 500 meters above sea level with loose, sandy soils. These conditions add to the freshness of the wine that comes through clearly, even in a hot vintage like this. This wine shows some pointed acidity or sharpness, followed by stone fruit, tropical tones and green papaya. The oak is played well, adding mild notes of tasted spice and hazelnut. Production is small.
The 2015 Chardonnay Lidia Limited Edition is intentionally executed according to a Burgundian blueprint. This is intended to withstand some moderate cellar aging, and it offers a creamy, layered mouthfeel even at this young stage. It goes through its primary and malolactic fermentations in oak and is aged in a combination of large casks and neutral barrique. This vines were planted in 1993. Some 4,000 bottles were made.