The Ortonese Malvasia Chardonnay is a great everyday wine. Pale straw colour and a medium bodied wine. It has aroma of tropical fruits, banana and figs. On the palate this is a clean fresh wine with great fruit flavours, more tropical fruits coming through. On the finish you will find a great clean refreshing wine that is very easy drinking. The Malvasia provides a great smoothness to the wine whilst the Chardonnay gives the clean fruitiness that makes this wine so enjoyable. This is a great fresh wine, well balanced with a persistent finish. A wine made for wine drinkers who are seeking good value for money for an everyday wine.
Grape Variety: Malvasia 70% and Chardonnay 30%
Food Matching: The Ortonese Malvasia Chardonnay is ideally served at 12-14 °C. Excellent with starters, fresh cheeses and white meats or with great company!
The vineyards are situated in Daunia in the Foggia District, Southern Italy. This is in the Puglia wine region. With around 200 hectares of old vines. Grapes are hand picked from the vines. The success of these wines are due to their outstanding value and quality. The Ortonese range is the entry level wine and benefits from great winemaking skills.
Malvasia is a group of wine grape grapes grown historically in the Mediterranean region, Balearic islands, Canary Islands and the island of Madeira, but now grown in many of the winemaking regions of the world.
Things have changed over the years and whilst Malvasia grapes are known for their connection with Italy it is now cultivated in the Adriatic, Americas, Australia and Brazil to name but a few! These grapes are used to produce white wines, occasionally dessert wines, and fortified wines.
Following the harvest the grapes are soft crushing and pressed. This is followed by slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18°. This is to avoid loosing those wonderful noble perfumes and aromas.