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Cantina della Volta "La Base" Chardonnay '16


Cantina della Volta "La Base" Chardonnay '16

Chardonnay is one of the most misunderstood grapes in the world. Its transparency, and flavor profile based on terroir and vinification, make off-the-beaten-path finds such as this, so exciting to share with our customers. While "still" Chardonnay from Emilia-Romagna certainly isn't a wine trend, Cantina della Volta of Lambrusco fame, has produced one that we can't stop drinking! Cantina della Volta is run by Christian Bellei, who comes from a winemaking family.  He created Cantina della Volta with tradition in mind, but also with his love of sparkling wines.  Christian and his father used to travel to Champagne quite often, and have been inspired to produce Lambrusco entirely in the Champagne method, as opposed to the traditional Charmat method. "La Base" is made from Volta's best Chardonnay grapes, selected specifically to use in this cuvée. It is not a sparkling wine, rather Christian's version of Coteaux Champenoise. The wine has wonderfully pure citrus tones, coupled with good minerality and savory tones from its 9 months sitting on the fine lees.  No oak is used in the aging of this wine, and this will definitely challenge your notion of what Chardonnay should taste like. Serve this alongside a very simply prepared fish crudo.




Producer Cantina della Volta
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Chardonnay


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