2019 Il Borro Chardonnay Lamelle
2019 Il Borro Chardonnay Lamelle, from Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker Notes; The wine is named “Lamelle” after the Italian word / description for the grooves (precisely “lamelle”) of a shell which is beautifully depicted on the label. The shell was used because the area where the grapes are grown is rich in sea fossils which are very similar to these shells. These fossils go back to the end of the Pliocene period where there was a deep lake that existed about 3 million years ago.
It is straw-yellow colored and its bouquet discloses the typical aromas of the grape variety. On the nose, it is fresh with hints of yellow pulp fruits and floral scents. The taste is pleasantly fresh and fruity with a marked mineral note deriving from a well-balanced acidity and a good sapidity. It is ideal with fish dishes, light first course dishes, or fresh soft cheese. Also to be served as an aperitif.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While practically every country in the wine producing world grows it, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples.
The Il Borro estate extends to 1,730 acres below the Pratomagno hills on terrain with good structure and sandy composition. Today, the Ferragamo family, with the help of Enologist Niccolo’ D’Afflitto have been working to develop the agricultural practices that have been used at Il Borro since 1760 under the ownership of Medici-Tornaquinci. In addition to wine the estate also produces olive oil and other agricultural products. The agri-turistic activity receives guests both in the medieval site, with over 1,000 years of history, and also in “old” canonic houses perfectly restored and located inside the estate.