The best Italian Chardonnay hails from the cool climate region of Alto Adige. Almost always made in an un-oaked fashion, it is a wine that expresses the pure minerality of Chardonnay with beautiful acidity and soft fruit flavours. The 2010 Leggiero offers up a balance of apple, lemon rind and melon. The palate is crisp with a great burst of citrus and melon on the mid-palate that plays into a long finish.
To play off the complexity of flavours and textures, enjoy this wine with a variety of seafood dishes. From fresh BC oysters to Salt Spring Mussels steamed in a light lemon grass and ginger broth, or even some seared local rock cod topped with a fresh herb butter and squeeze of lemon.
- 2019 Leggiero Chardonnay
- 2018 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay ( Spec Sheet )
- 2017 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay ( Spec Sheet )
- 2016 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay ( Spec Sheet )
- 2015 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay
- 2014 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay
- 2013 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay
- 2012 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay
- 2011 Leggiero
- 2010 Leggiero
|Region:||Golden Mile, South Okanagan|
Schist, Shale, Rock
|Age of Vines:||5 & 13 years|
|Yield:||3.4 tons per acre|
An elegant un-oaked Chardonnay from Italy-themed LaStella Winery. Should appeal to the ABC crowd and to wine-lovers who love Chardonnay for its inherent fruit and mineral character more so than its compatibility with oak. Drink 2011-2013.
Liam Carrier | Icon Wines
This wine, with a release of only 330 cases, begins with appealing aromas of flowers, apples and bananas. On the palate, the citrus and apple flavors have a clean, crisp, and laser-sharp focus. The finish lingers.