Grapes Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc: White Elleboro IGT Toscanaa
Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc: Three Grapes for an Excellent Wine
Chardonnay is one of the more cultivated and famous grapes in the world. It is a white berry, especially known to produce sparkling wines and champagnes, but also used for many other fine wines.
The Chardonnay grape of French origin (indeed, Chardonnay is a town in south France) is the result of a spontaneous combination of different grapes and is used, together with other vines, to create excellent quality wines, such as Podere Conca Elleboro.
This last is the Tuscan white wine of Bolgheri area that Podere Conca has been producing since 2015. Its blend includes, in addition to Chardonnay grape, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc:an unusual combination but able to create a fresh and pleasurable flavour.
In Italy Chardonnay grape can be found in Sicily, Trentino, Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany.
The clay and sandy grounds together with the sea winds made easy the growth of Chardonnay grape in a corridor of flat land between Maremma coast and the hills in this area, which has been always dominated by olive trees.
Cirri family has been the owner of Podere Conca for generations. Silvia, Chief physician of the Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Unit of the Istituto Clinica Sant’Ambrogio of Gruppo San Donato in Milan, after having attended the course at the AIS decided to plant vineyards at Podere Conca that now cover an area of 5 hectares.
Silvia together with her nephew Giovanni Gastel Jr. and her friend Livio Aloisi selected the grapes to create the wines blend .
How Has Elleboro Originated?
The production requires that Chardonnay grape follows an ageing process that occurs in stainless steel and in bottle only.
Elleboro features notes of summer yellow fruits, such as peach and apricot, to the nose, just due to Chardonnay grape
Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc offer scents of lily, lavender, gardenia, sage, and cardamom.
Elleboro offers good flavour and fresh acidity.
Therefore, Elleboro is ideal to accompany aperitifs appetizers and fish dishes.