The product of an excellent vintage, the 2016 Il Marzocco Chardonnay shows a pale, golden colour. The bouquet reveals intense notes of wild flowers, golden apple and candied lemon curd with delicate, underlying hints of nutmeg and acacia honey. It has a fragrant, round and well-balanced flavour with a long-lingering, nutty finish.

Technical sheet

Grapes Chardonnay

Fermentation with the use of pied de cuve.

Ageing on the lees for 6 months in oak.

Refinement in the bottle minimum 3 months
Alcohol 13%
Serving temperature 12°C
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Il Marzocco is a stone lion which stands tall on its pedestal in front of Palazzo Avignonesi, in the town of Montepulciano.

An heraldic symbol of wisdom and strength, this majestic lion lends its name to the Avignonesi Chardonnay since 1987, when the winery, as one of the first in the area, started to produce a barrel-aged white wine.

Today, the grapes for Il Marzocco are meticulously cultivated in the Pian dell’Oca vineyard which lies at the foothill of the town of Cortona. With its northern exposition and its soil made of layers of clay and sand of Pleistocene origin, this vineyard is ideal for the production of Chardonnay, naturally preserving the fragrance and freshness of the grapes.