Il Marzocco 2015 shows a pale, golden colour. It has an inviting bouquet of wild flowers, golden apple and candied lemon curd with delicate, underlying hints of freshly baked bread. It has a fragrant, round and well-balanced flavour with notes of acacia honey and sweet spices. The after taste is extremely long- lingering, releasing hints of lychees and tropical flowers. 

This is the first vintage of Il Marzocco to be certified organic.

Technical sheet

Grapes 89% Chardonnay and 11% Grechetto
Ageing

Both varieties were fermented by use of pied de cuve. The grapes underwent a brief maceration on the skins in an inert atmosphere before they were pressed.

Once the spontaneous alcohol fermentation had begun, the must was transferred into barriques. It aged for 6 months in French barriques and tonneaux with weekly batonnage. 

Refinement in the bottle minimum 3 months
Alcohol 13,5%
Serving temperature 10°C - 50°F
Tech sheets

Check the origin of the grapes

La Selva:  Chardonnay

Read more about the wine making process

2015 was a truly great vintage. It was first and foremost about balance; balance between sun and rain, which in turn brought balanced growth in the vineyards, a balanced grape yield per plant, a beautiful harvest period and wines with a wonderful balance between power and elegance.

Read more about how we produced our signature Chardonnay here https://avignonesi.it/en/stories/2015/pied-de-cuve-our-base-stock-and-best-stock-for-chardonnay

If you are interested in reading more about the  2015 vintage here's our harvest report: http://https://avignonesi.it/en/stories/2015/when-it-all-clicks-harvest-report-2015

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