Combining the ready richness of abundant oak with the vibrancy of young, tropical fruitiness and hints of jasmine and peach, this is a very distinct Chardonnay. Broad on the palate, but always lively and bright.
Carsi Vineyard lies about thirteen miles south of the winery, in a wide, flat basin just north of the town of Napa. It's a cooler zone of heavier soils where Chardonnay does exceptionally well. V. Sattui purchased the land in 1989 and invested heavily in soil amendments, fertilization and trellising of the existing vines before naming it after my great-grandfather Vittorio's Italian village in the mountains above Genoa. We began to produce some excellent Chardonnays in just a short time.
Fermentation: Malolactic, 71.2%
9 months; 50% new French oak, 50% seasoned oak.
It will be very appealing with shellfish and poultry dishes and is complex enough to stand up to many rich and flavorful sauces.