WINE
Piemonte doc Chardonnay Robi & Robi
Robi & Robi is the first wine I made in 1990 to celebrate the wedding of Roberta and Roberto, my sister and my brother-in-law – that's where the name comes from.
A dry white wine which can be thought of as international and indigenous at the same time.
Undoubtedly, to us Chardonnay is an old family tradition, as well as a variety which has a more than bicentennial tradition in this wine growing area.
VINEYARDS

The grapes are harvested in the old fully-owned vineyards located at 170 meters above sea level. Currently, these are the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in Piedmont.
With a northwest exposure on a 10% slope, the plots have a prevailingly calcareous soil, which favours water drainage and is poor in organic matter, with alternating strata of sand, tufa and clay.
Owing to the low ridges around it, the sites enjoy many hours of daylight without heat peaks, thanks to its exposure and constant breezes.
The grapes are always very healthy, and are characterized by excellent aromas and acidity, that make it possible to delay harvest until the desirable sugar content has been attained.
The presence of Chardonnay Musqué is significant and adds to the bouquet's complexity.

HARVEST AND VINIFICATION

Depending on the year, harvest begins from August 29 to Sept.10th.
Vinification takes place in 300 liters french oak barrels, at 12° C, during 3-7 months, the wine sits on the lees for 7-8 months at a temperature of 12-13°C, with frequent batonnages.

TASTING NOTES

The wine is generally ready for drinking after 12-18 months, although a 2- to 3-year aging period in the bottle enhances its qualities.
Pale straw colour increasing in intensity over time.
Flowery scents, with tropical fruits, banana, honey, vanilla and breadcrust hues. Interesting mineral notes.
Full-bodied and intense on the palate, never aggressive. Because of its versatility, it pairs successfully with tasty fish dishes, white meat, grilled meat, flans, vegetables.
Serving temperature: 12-14° C.
Total alcohol: 13,5% vol.