Hurrah! A true-to-the-blueprint Chardonnay from Italy. Maybe not the first, but one of the few. Features an expressive pear-fruit nose, with just the right weight and acidity on the palate. Solid winemaking and a good vintage are both evident in the structure. A nice surprise.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.