Castel San Mauro Cha'ar

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Castel San Mauro Cha'ar 2016

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A cool toned Chardonnay awash with white ripe fruits, pithy citrus and tropical skins all dusted with edgy minerality. Cloudy and more than the sum of its components and production this is inside-out delicious - somehow soft and simple but intriguingly complex, structured and serious. We cant stop drinking it....!

85% Chardonnay 15% Ribolla Gialla from 40 year old vines. After a delicately light joint-pressing and cold decanting off the lees (at 12 degrees) the wine co-ferments with wild yeasts in 70% marble and 30% 300l used barrels before aging for 9 months. Bottled with no additons, fining or filtration.

Using raw material from nearby Aurisina on the coast Manuele has developed the worls'd first marble tank fermentation system. Marble is hygienic, breathable, inert and imperceptible with respect to the liquid contained in it, it protects the vinification and ripening of wine from bacterial contamination, intrusion of wood components and roasting of stalks. The tanks walls are modular allowing each container volume to be altered in respect of its contents and dismantled for cleaning and moving.

CASTEL SAN MAURO is located on the Italian north-eastern hills embracing Gorizia, known as Collio. It extends over an area of 25 hectares of which 6.5 are with vines. The south-facing land, among the woods of Mount Sabotino and the meadows that slope down towards the Isonzo River, its type consisting of marl and sandstone (Ponca) are the conditions that favor the cultivation of the vine since ancient times. From the mid Twentieth Century the farm belongs to the family of the current owner, Manuele Mauri. In 1958, Manuele's Grandfather Gilberto began renovating the old villa and the old vineyards. Since taking over Manuele has moved to organic and biodynamic farming practises, all to limit the intervention. The 60 year old vines are also provdign the stock for the selection of new plants.


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