VILLA MARGON CHARDONNAY TRENTINO DOC

Tenute Lunelli

APPELLATION

Trentino

GRAPE VARIETIES

80% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Blanc, 10% Sauvignon and Incrocio Manzoni

WINEMAKERS

Vittorio Stringari

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.5%

2016

91POINTS

Vinous
NOVEMBER 2020
2016

90POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
NOVEMBER 2019
BACKGROUND

The Lunelli family, third generation winemakers at Ferrari Trento DOC have pursued their passion for wine with the creation of Tenute Lunelli, comprised of three wine estates located in three different regions of Italy: Tenuta Castelbuono in Umbria, Tenuta Podernovo in Tuscany, and Villa Margon in Trentino. All three estates have a shared vision of: respect for the diversity, identity, and origin of each territory; complete sustainable and organic environmental protocols and patience as a virtue.

In the 1980’s, the Lunelli Family determined to link their familial name to their still wines from Trentino, sourced exclusively from grapes grown in the family’s historic vineyards on the slopes of the high hills surrounding Trento. Villa Margon, is located on the right bank of the Adige River to the south-west of Trento, an estate owned by the Lunelli family. Thanks to the dramatic diurnal temperature shifts, and the altitude of the vineyards, the unique mountain viticulture manifests intense and sophisticated aromas in the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The first vintage of Villa Margon Chardonnay was 1987 and has been certified organic since 2017.

The wineries Trefoil symbol located on the front label represents the distinct contributions of the three cultures that have claimed Trentino-Roman, Bavarian & Austro/Hungarian.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

A predominantly Chardonnay-based wine, made from grapes grown in accordance with the precepts of sustainable mountain viticulture, it comes from the family’s own vineyards around the sixteenth century Villa Margon, at 400-500 metres above sea level. Villa Margon, on the right bank of the River Adige to the south-west of Trento, an estate owned by the Lunelli family.

The soil is mainly sandy, with a high proportion of rocks.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Fermentation temperature: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts, and partly in oak barrels. This wine is aged at least eight months in the cellar.

TASTING NOTES

Deep yellow with golden highlights. On the nose, very complex, fragrant and persistent, with hints of apple, grapefruit, almond blossom and citrus fruits. Well-structured, elegant, delicate and well-balanced, it is a wine whose fruity notes are further enhanced by a small percentage of wood-aged wine. It may be enjoyed right away, but also has all the characteristics to improve with time in the bottle.

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