Rondinaia is named after a tower on the estate that gave shelter to the swallows (rondine in Italian). The two wavy blue lines of the label resemble the sea reflecting the sunlight on its surface and conferring an incredible brightness and light on the vineyards.
Rondinaia is made from Chardonnay and Viognier grapes fermented and aged in stainless steel. This delicately structured wine offers quickly evolving notes of apple and banana enriched with hints of almonds and aromatic herbs. It is a subtle mouthful supported by a well balanced acidity, and is an excellent companion to fish dishes.
Region/Origin: Indicazione Geografica Tipica - Bianco di Toscana - (Toscana I.G.T.)
Grapes: Chardonnay e Viognier
Location: 100 m above sea level, exposition South/South-West
Vine density per hectare: 5.500
Harvest: between August 28 and September 9
Fermentation: The destemmed grapes were left on the skins for 24 hours (dry ice covering) and gently pressed to retain quintessential qualities. 50% of the wine was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats at 16 °C, while the other half was fermented in second hand oak barrels with malolactic fermentation.
Aging: For 6 months “sur lie” (on the lees).
Bottling: July 2009
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
Production: 7.000 bottles in 6 bottle cases.
Oenologist: Graziana Grassini