La Gera is a 100% Chardonnay wine from Alto Piemonte. In Ossolane dialect, ‘gera’ means ‘stony ground’, reflecting the rocky, glacial-marine soils of this small, east facing vineyard in Oira.
The aromas are delicate and rocky, citrus puffs reveal a taut mouth-feel and sapid notes make La Gera a gastronomic wine. The drinking mouthfeel is pounding and sustained by an intense freshness.
You can see the ten year old, terraced Chardonnay vines from the ancient Garrone cellar (and the village cheese cave!). Made elegantly, the juice stays in contact with skins for a few hours before slow fermentation between 15-18 degrees.
Why have we selected this wine?
Matteo's work in this mountain Chardonnay is intended to reflect the characteristics of the soil and the mountain land; preferring stainless steel over oak to tell the story.
|APPELLATION:||Valli Ossolane DOC Bianco|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Chardonnay|
|VINIFICATION:||Few hours skin contact and then long fermentation at 15 degrees|
|AGING:||Short barrique passage|