Bottega Vinaia Chardonnay 2002 Front Label
Bottega Vinaia Chardonnay 2002 Front Label

Bottega Vinaia Chardonnay 2002

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    Winemaker Notes

    Intense, fruity aromas, with some tropical and light vanilla notes.

    Fresh, dry and flavorful, with a firm structure leading into a lingering finish. A wine of character and finesse.

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    Bottega Vinaia, Italy
    Bottega Vinaia, an exceptional limited production "Cru" varietal wine from nothern Italy, marks a new direction for Trentino-based Cavit, one of the most respected and successful wine producers in Italy. As a result of its long standing affiliation with many thousands of growers throughout northern Italy, Cavit's ability to first pinpoint then access a handful of vineyards that consistently produce outstanding quality grapes is literally second to none. From this unique position stems Cavit's resolve to showcase the wines of these extraordinary vineyards under the new and separate Bottega Vinaia label.
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    A mountainous northern Italian region heavily influenced by German culture, Trentino-Alto Adige is actually made up of two separate but similar regions: Alto Adige and Trentino.

    Trentino, the southern half, is primarily Italian-speaking and largely responsible for the production of non-native, international grapes. There is a significant quantity of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Merlot produced. But Trentino's native and most unique red variety, Teroldego, while still rare, is gaining popularity. It produces a deeply colored red wine rich in wild blackberry, herb, coffee and cocoa.

    The rugged terrain of German-speaking Alto Adige (also referred to as Südtirol) focuses on small-scale viticulture, with great value placed on local varieties—though international varieties have been widely planted since the 1800s. Sheltered by the Alps from harsh northerly winds, many of the best vineyards are at extreme altitude but on steep slopes to increase sunlight exposure.

    Dominant red varieties include the bold, herbaceous Lagrein and delicate, strawberry-kissed, Schiava, in addition to some Pinot Nero.

    The primary white grapes are Pinot grigio, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc, as well as smaller plantings of Sauvignon blanc, Müller Thurgau. These tend to be bright and refreshing with crisp acidity and just the right amount of texture. Some of the highest quality Pinot grigio in Italy is made here.

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    One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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