“This plays as a foreigner. Few thousand bottles of Chardonnay, because in the area actually the grape variety arrived only in the 1800s, which is why you find vineyards of it scattered here and there between Monferrato and Langhe. It can be fully appreciated only after three to four years of aging in the bottle, and only then can one understand that Piedmont is actually not bad on whites either.”
The interest shown by the Bertolino family in Chardonnay was born around the 1950s/60s. At that time, this grape variety assumed extreme importance due to the strong sparkling wine tradition of the area, which had found in the municipalities north of Nizza Monferrato an excellent soil capable of producing wines of extraordinary quality.