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La Casaccia Charno Chardonnay 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Excellent Italian Chardonnay that’s a GREAT value.

Producer/Winery: Giovanni Rava; La Casaccia; Cella Monte, Italy.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken stir fry

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear oat straw color. Strong apple, honeydew melon, pineapple and fresh baked bread aromas. Smooth, creamy and chalky mineral mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. Yellow apple, honeydew melon, salty ocean spray and lemon flavors with a brawny limestone mineral structure. Crisp acidity and a slightly bitter finish that was chalky, chewy and fruity. Excellent with the chicken dinner and especially good sipping without food. The strong mineral really make this unique and added complexity. Although it was subtle it had character from start to finish. Excellent Italian Chardonnay that’s a GREAT value.

Giovanni Rava, his wife Elena, daughter Margherita and son Marcello
Photo from Piedmont Wine Imports.

Comments: Learn more about La Casaccia and their wines.

See also: our reviews of other La Casaccia wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: 45mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 58162 00420 2

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.