Chardonnay Monopolio Sannicola, Fondo Indizeno, 75cl
Classically Chardonnay but with real elegance typical of this region. the tropical fruit is there but beautifully balanced and restrained with the crisp almost salty acidity, there's also enough weight to make this perfect with everything from veal to a light summer salad.
Fondo Indizeno is a new project from renowned winemaker Christian Patat, one of Friuli’s most faithful advocates and a man who has done so much to promote this area. Fondo Indizeno's vineyards are spread over three villages in the Colli Orientali del Friuli, which were chosen due to their excellent quality terroir; Buttrio, Prepotto and Premariacco. They works with 15 hectares of very old vines, between 30-40 years, planted on marl based soils (locally known as “Ponca”). The vines benefit from a Mediterranean climate, with continental influences, hot summers, cold winters and dry autumns. The vineyards are planted with Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay, Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Bianco and Malvasia