Chardonnay di Toscana Igt


At a very low temperature (14/20°)
Cold maceration: 4°C for 6 hours without oxygen


Two-thirds in new barriques, the rest in stainless steel. The part aged in barriques is subject to lees stirring: initially every day, then less often.
Ageing: 3 months


June 2008


Torricella, white wine rich in structure and complexity, enhances its personality with a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon blanc of Tuscan character. Fruit of a careful quality development both in the vineyard and in the cellars, this white wine is able to express the characteristics of a terroir often reputed for its famous “reds” only

Province of Siena

The Sauvignon blanc comes from a vineyard situated at 230 m a.s.l. on alluvial soil and the Chardonnay comes from different plots of which two estate vineyards; one located at 350 m a.s.l. on limestone-rich soil, the other at 460 m a.s.l. on sandy and pebbly soil.

Growing Season

Mild winter temperatures and ideal rainfall levels followed by a sudden rise in temperature triggered the start of budbreaking in the first week of April in some zones. The rainfall (173 mm) combined with high temperatures (reaching over 30°C) ensured that the fruit developed perfectly during the spring. The summer was hot but rather cool overnight (ranging from 35°C during the day to 18-20°C at night) with limited but well-balancedrainfall, allowing the fruit to colour uniformly on the vine earlier than in previous years. Harvesting began on 28 August with the careful process of gathering the grapes in cases, enabling us to obtain fruit that was excellent in terms of both health and quality. These conditions made this one of the best in recent growing years.

Tasting Notes

Bright straw-yellow with green highlights hinting at the wine’s freshness. Interesting fruity notes on the nose suggest more complex, almost tropical aromas of pineapple, banana and vanilla. The palate’s superb acidity gives the wine cellarability and extraordinary length. Fermentation and ageing in selected barriques imbue the Torricella with mineral tones and nuances of charred oak.