Araldica is Piemonte's most forward-thinking co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d'Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Many of their members joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationhip with the winery. They produce wines from Piemonte's main DOC / DOCG regions - predominantly Barbera, Gavi and Moscato, but also including Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero Arneis.Founded in 1954 by Livio Manera, father of the current Managing Director and winemaker Claudio Manera, Araldica has developed over the past 60+ years to become a major winemaking force in Piemonte, supplying wines across the globe. Claudio's wife Lella heads up quality control at Araldica, where she is responsible for the blending and approval of all wines.
Araldica Piemonte Chardonnay 2018
This is not chardonnay as you know it! Unoaked and relatively low in alcohol, this chardonnay from north-west Italy is lighter and fresher than New World offerings. This shows quince and pineapple fruit on the nose. On the palate it is rounded and delicate, with minerality in the background and a lemony finish giving some definition. This shows what Chardonnay can be when it shows Italian vinosity at this level