Two ways to achieve overall harmony and purity. The first takes us to Piedmont, in the Langhe, among a handful of plants cultivated with chardonnay more than 130 years ago, for a white that already a few months after the harvest is able to express impressive gustatory elegance. If you want to change your mind about the depth of Chardonnay produced in Italy, we strongly recommend you try the Valentine version made by Ca' del Baio.
The second route takes us straight to Terlano, in South Tyrol, to verify an exciting challenge with the time factor. We are strongly convinced that Italian wines are still highly underestimated internationally and the bottles produced by Cantine Terlano according to the "Rarity" project, proposed after very long (even beyond 15 years) ageing on lees in steel, help to raise the bar further past the limit. They help to understand the real potential of the best whites. In this case, we are looking at a very scrupulous work on parcels, the protagonist is the pinot blanc, which grows on layers of porphyry rock. Patient waiting brings us a truly rare sense of harmony.
selected by Gambero Rosso