WHY WE LOVE IT
- It is produced in a renowned Veneto wine-growing area, the Euganean Hills.
- Vignalta supports environmental sustainability. It was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system.
- This vineyard management is focused on producing high quality and well-balanced grapes, vinified with “minimalist” enological techniques.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The Vignalta Chardonnay-IGT vineyard location is Euganean Hills (PD). The age of the vines is 27 years. The soil is volcanic with South West exposure. They use the cordon spur pruning technique. The planting density is 4500 vines/ha. The wine is barrel fermented and is aged 12 months in French oak barrels at a temperature of 12° – 13° C.
Tasting Notes: A complex and lively mineral, fermented in oak tonneaux.
“Maturing rapidly, this shows a deep gold color, soft toasty and smoky aromas and flavors and sweet melon notes on the finish.” – Wine Spectator
Founded by Lucio Gomiero in 1980, Vignalta is one of the most important wine-producing estates in the Euganean Hills. Over the years, it has produced some unique wines and won innumerable accolades both in Italy and abroad. From its inception, Vignalta has produced wines that capture the richness and uniqueness of its region due to the careful siting of each vineyard site on the sides of the highest of the Euganean Hills.
Since 1994, Vignalta has vinified its estate-grown grapes in its modern winery at Arquà Petrarca. Entirely dug into the rock, the winery blends beauty and functionality. Vignalta supports environmental sustainability and was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system. Integrated pest management practices rely on antiparasitic treatments only when the symptoms of fungal diseases manifest. Vineyard management is focused on producing quality, well-balanced grapes, vinified with minimal enological techniques.