Chardonnay Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
UNESCO has called the Dolomites – where Lagaria is made – the “home of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere.” These cool, mineral-rich slopes form various, lush valleys with terraced landscapes and tidy rows of apple orchards and vines. Lagaria specifically comes from the Val Lagarina, which overlooks Trento, the region’s capital. The grapes benefit from the crisp, pristine mountain air and gentle breezes, as well as the diurnal temperature changes, which favor slow ripening and an intense aromatic profile. The entire range is styled by Franco Bernabei.
The grapes are handpicked and carefully selected before they are de-stemmed and allowed to cold-macerate for a few hours. A portion of the wine ages in French oak barrique, with bâtonnage of its lees every two days, while the rest ages in stainless steel tanks. The young wine is then blended and prepared for bottling in early spring.
Wine exported to
Hong Kong, Bermuda, Canada, USA, Singapore, Puerto Rico
Most recent awards
- 2012 | Wine Enthusiast86
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
15-17 °C (59-62.6 °F)
Length of maceration:
A few hours
Stainless steel with a portion in oak barrels
1 - 3 years
Type of oak:
Aging before bottling:
A few months on the fine lees
Surrounded by the Dolomites, the vineyards are situated in Northern Italy, in the area of the provinces of Trento and Bolzano;
Calcareous clay and sand
Guyot and Pergola trentina
200-500 (656-1,640 feet) above sea level
3,500 - 4,000
6.6 lbs per vine
Age of vines:
5-25 years old
Time of harvest:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
40,000 bottles per year
Straw yellow in color with delicate aromas of pear, tropical fruit and spice confirmed on an elegant, fresh and persistent palate.
Best served at 10-12° C (50-53.6° F).
Great with fish, white meat and pasta.
13% alcohol by volume; dry extract: 21.89 g/l; total acidity: 5.45 g/l; residual sugar: 2 g/l; pH: 3.37.