Langhe Chardonnay “Bastia” DOC

From the Ginestra and Bricco Bastia vineyards, planted exclusively with French clones. Each vineyard offers the wines different characteristics: Ginestra gives the wine structure and a buttery quality; Bricco Bastia gives acidity and freshness thanks to the wide-ranging temperature differences between day and night, particularly in the final stage of ripening. Chardonnay normally ripens early so the vines are planted on the cooler hillsides with southwestern and northwestern exposure and eastern and northeastern exposure, so the berries are not scorched in hot vintages. The soil is limestone, clay and sandy soil, 500 meters above sea level (1,640 feet) at a 25% gradient. Bricco Bastia ages in new and second-use Allier oak barrique for about twelve to fourteen months.

Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2011 | International Wine Cellar89
Grape Varieties:

100% Chardonnay

Fermentation container:

Oak barrels

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous indigenous yeast

Fermentation temperature:

18-20 °C (64.4-68 °F)

Maceration technique:


Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container age:

first and second-use

Type of oak:

Allier /Troncais

Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

12 months

Aging in bottle:

2 months


Natural Cork



Vineyard name:

Bricco Bastia, Ginestra

Vineyard location:

Monforte d'Alba, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

2.1 hectares (5.18 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous marl, with a high percentage of silt and sand

Vine training:



500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,500-6,000 per ha


5.5 - 6 tons per hectare


eastern, western

Years planted:

1989, 1998

Time of harvest:


First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Straw yellow with an elegant bouquet of banana, butter, honey, and yellow flowers, confirmed on the soft, fresh and flavorful palate.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).

Food pairings:

Goes well with dishes like beef tartare.

Aging potential:

5-10 years


Alc. cont. 13.5% by vol.


Guido and Fabio Fantino