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Chapè

THE WINE IN ONE LINE

To reunite, starting from the name, two varietals traditionally grown in Villamagna: Chardonnay and Pecorino.

ORIGINS

Truly unique: made from a blend of grapes, not wines – the two musts ferment together. The challenge, a sort of cultural cross-pollination, was finding a meeting point between a recently rediscovered indigenous varietal (Pecorino) and what is possibly the most widely cultivated white grape (Chardonnay). We found it in a wine making style made famous in Umbria. In short: Abruzzo shaking hands with France and USA, in the whereabouts of Orvieto.

DRINK IT…

With fusion cuisine, during an elegant moment cultural exchange.

Grape Varietals

Grape Varietals

Chardonnay 50%
Pecorino 50%

Wine Making

Wine Making

Chardonnay grapes are harvested and pressed, and their must (without skins) is placed in a fermentation vat at 10° C. After 10-12 days, we repeat the process for Pecorino grapes, and add their must to the same fermentation vat in equal amount. Only at that point we initiate primary fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurs in a tonneaux over 6 months, where we stir the wine on the lees (batonnage). Ages 8 months in the bottle.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Banana, kumquat, passion fruit, roasted almonds. A sapid and persistent counterpoint between mellowness and freshness.

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