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Giorgio Z Chardonnay 2018

ID No: 446400
Country:Italy
Region:Friuli
Winery:Zaglia Giorgio
Grape Type:Chardonnay
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2018
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Giorgio Z Chardonnay is made from 100 percent Chardonnay.

D.O.C.FRIULI

Pale straw yellow color. 
The aromas are fine and elegant with apple and acacia flowers scent and a note of bread crust.  
The wine is hamonious, smooth and soft.

Soil type is Clay. 
Average age of the vines is 15 years old. 
100% hand harvested. 
Fermentation at 15°C during 15 days.
Aged in stainless steel tank on the fine lees for 6 months.
Slight filtration before bottling

Winery: Zaglia Giorgio
Location: Precenicco, Fruili Venezia Giulia, Italy
Wine Region: Italy - Friuli - Friuli DOC


Overview
The Giorgio Zaglia Winery produces quality wines in Friuli, in the far north-east Italy, in Friuli D.O.C. wines area, where the existence of a consolidated winemaking tradition is unquestionable. The Estate, stretching across a surface of about 30 hectares, is situated in the municipalities of Precenicco and Pocenia, in the south-east of the province of Udine between the Stella and Tagliamento rivers, where the clayey soil, rich in the mineral salt, and the near Adriatic Sea, producing warm and salty air currents, create an extraordinary micro-climate which is ideal for wine growing.


History
Date Founded: 1970
Owner: Giorgio Zaglia
Winery Philosophy: The wines are grown according to low environmental impact standards, the grapes are picked strictly by hand and vinification, based on refined physical techniques rather than chemical, is implemented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. Eventually, fining and ageing both in steel and barrique give birth to a series of balanced white and red classic wines from Friuli, with appreciated genuine and noble features.
Established by Aldo Zaglia in 1970, the winery was taken over by his son Giorgio in the first half of the Eighties. After taking a degree in Agricultural Sciences, he brought in some remarkable changes both in the vineyards and the cellar, getting together old tradition with news technologies. Respect for the environment and constant quality research are the main principles which have been leading Giorgio Zaglia since then. In 1995 he started replanting the vineyards, increasing planting density per hectare, adopting short pruning and shrewd thinning and the most updates and accurate methods needed to obtain wines that enhance the characteristics of the territory where they originate.


Winery/Vineyards
Winery Acreage: 30 hectares (75 acres)
Winery Production: 13,000 / 9L cases
Varietals Produced: Pinot Grigio: 9ha producing around 5,000 cases
Chardonnay: 3ha producing around 1,500 cases
Friulano: 2 ha producing around 1,500 cases
Merlot: 6ha producing around 1,000 cases
Cabernet Franc: 2ha producing around 500 cases
Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso: 2ha producing around 800 cases
Verduzzo/Rosato: 1ha producing around 700 cases
Prosecco: 5 ha producing around 2,000 cases
Winemaker: Paolo Dolce


The 30-hectare vineyard is spread between the city of Preceniccio and Pocenia (15 hectares each).
Preceniccio's vineyards are slightly older with an average of 20 years, when the vineyards in Pocenia are 15 years old in average.
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