Terpin - 2016 - Chardonnay
Terpin - 2016 - Chardonnay


Friuli, Italy

Situated in the hills bordering Italy and Slovenia Franco Terpin produces some of the most outstanding skin contact whites coming out of Italy. Franco Terpin makes his wines in a beautiful rustic fashion which doesn't include fining or filtration hence leaving them cloudy and complex much like the dreams he hopes they will evoke. The Chardonnay macerates on the skins for about 10 days. It then matures in Slovenian oak barrels for 12 months, followed by an aging in steel for another twelve and then 4 years in the bottle. Franco Terpin's wines do not undergo any filtration or forced stabilization, so it is easy to find sediments on the bottom. (Natural Wine Company)