TrentoDOC Focus IV - Cesarini Sforza 1673 Vintage 2011


More Chardonnay from Trentino (click on the TrentoDOC label below to see the other wines in this series). Cesarini Sforza are part of the La Vis group (as are Cantina Cembra). I think I'm starting to get a better picture of Chardonnay here; flavours can get really quite sunny without texture becoming lumpen or heavy. Acids and dosages never seem to be that high, either; factors that favour freshness in style. This was disgorged this year (2019) and is drinking perfectly.

Alluring on the nose - a beautiful melange of citrus zest with candied lemon, yellow grapefruit and nectarine. This melds with slightly exotic floral tones, sweet basil and gentle tropical and melon fruit, supported by subtle autolytic creaminess. Quite delicate on the palate, focusing on ripe citrus and the sweet freshness of recent disgorgement. It feels fairly airy and transparent, not really trading on acidity or sugar but just breezily closing out with slightly drying chalkiness. Dosage is low, but just high enough to harmonise and freshen the fruit - nicely judged (I can't find any information but it certainly seems below 5g/l).  Drink young. 88

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