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Tormaresca Chardonnay 2010

Tormaresca Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $12.00 $10.95
Save $1.05 (9%)
Item No. 117290
  • RP87
  • WS87
  • WE87
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale lemon in color, this wine is fresh and flavorful with aromas of peach, white flowers and citrus, and with flavors of exotic fruit and sea-salt tinged minerality. This chardonnay has lively acidity and lingers on the palate.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers solid varietal character, with ripe apple, lemon curd and spice notes framed by a kiss of oak. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported."
87 Points

"The 2010 Chardonnay is a clean, tightly wound white laced with citrus peel, green pears, white flowers and mineral. This steely Chardonnay is best enjoyed for its youthful freshness and exuberance. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2013. "
87 Points

"Tormaresca is a leader in winemaking innovation and research in Puglia and this well-priced Chardonnay does a great job of portraying both the characteristics of the grape and this sunny, southern Italian territory. Stone fruit, vanilla cream and pineapple appear on the bouquet.
Best Buy"
87 Points

Learn About Tormaresca

Tormaresca is the fruit of the Antinori family's investment in the Puglian region since July 1998.

The Tormaresca estate is composed of two properties: one in Minervino Murge (Bari) a 100 hectare (247 acre) estate located in the Castel del Monte D.O.C. region, 40 miles from the Adriatic Sea; the other property is a 500 hectare (1,235 acre) estate near San Pietro Vernotico (Brindisi), closer to the sea in the Salento DOC region.

The new cellar is located at Minervino Murge while the commercial and administrative offices are in the city of Bari, halfway between the two properties.

Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

Read More About Southern Italy

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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RPT52700397_2010

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