Alto Adige Chardonnay "S. Pietro"
Wine name:Alto Adige Chardonnay "S. Pietro"
Appellation:ALTO ADIGE CHARDONNAY DOC
Vineyard extension (hectares):3
Vineyard age (year of planting):Chardonnay 1989,1996
Soil Type:Heavy soils with a high percentage of clay and sandy clay
Flavour:Supple and well balanced
Serving temperature (°C):10-12
Match with:Light hors-d'oeuvres, fish, as an aperitif
Average no. bottles/year:70,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:11
Vinification and ageing
Soft crushing of the clusters, static decanting of the must, fermentation with temperature control, the wine matures for 5 months in stainless steel vessels
Address:Marc de Grazia Selections, Borgo degli Albizi 10, 50122 Firenze
The brand of San Pietro has been supplied to Marc de Grazia Selections for over 25 years by the cooperative Viticoltori Alto Adige. As of 2017 this cooperative is disbanding. San Pietro is a registered brand of Marc de Grazia Selections so that we have contracted with the two principal members of the ex cooperative, to supply the following wines: Chardonnay, Lagrein, Pinot Bianco (Weissburgunder), Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Schiava and Kerner.
The vineyards stand at an altitude between 220 and 900 meters above sea level in the best areas of Oltradige and of Bassa Atesina.
The microclimate, the composition of the soils and the ripening period of the grapes differ very much so that the various grape varieties can find optimal conditions.
Viticulture is integrated/sustainable and the cellars are modern and built following environment friendly guidelines.
The vinification of the wines is extremely careful combining tradition and modern technology in order to obtain the best expression of each grape variety and of each terroir.