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.
|Grapes||89% Chardonnay and 11% Grechetto|
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|
|Serving temperature||10°C - 50°F|
Check the origin of the grapes
La Selva: Chardonnay
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