Chardonnay Collio, Borgo del Tiglio

Chardonnay Collio, Borgo del Tiglio

In 1987, Borgo del Tiglio expanded their vineyards with a purchase of some land in a nearby valley and one of the grapes planted was Chardonnay; this was the only variety that produced wine of the quality aimed for and shortly after most of the other varieties were replaced by Chardonnay vines. Proprietor Nicola Manferrari recognises that this demonstrated to him the relationship between terroir and great wine, although much work had to be been done with clonal selection and other vineyard activities to refine the production. The grapes are lightly pressed and juice barrel-fermented in small French oak barrels; the wine stays in barrel for around a year. The wine has a bouquet reminiscent of melted butter and vanilla cream over tropical fruit nuances, beautifully structured and balanced.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Borgo del Tiglio
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £23.41
  • Code: 30030
  • Expression: Acorn