Piemonte Chardonnay DOC “I Boschi”

Variety: Chardonnay 100%.

Vineyard: The grapes come from vineyards located in the area north of Nizza Monferrato.

Vinification: The selection of the Chardonnay grapes generally takes place in the first week of September. That same evening the grapes are pressed, as is our tradition, in the estate cellar and the must is placed in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 8° C for a few days. It is then racked and heated to a temperature of 15° for re-fermentation, only part of which takes place in barriques, while the remainder remains in steel vats. After a few months of ageing on the lees kept in suspension by frequent batonnages, bottling takes place in June/July.

Pairings: Try it with tajarin with white truffle, raw scampi, pizza with buffalo mozzarella or apple glara.

We also recommend you look at the Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG, which comes close as taste notes.

Bottle image Piemonte Chardonnay DOC "I Boschi"


Intense and pleasant fine bouquet with hints of citrus, pineapple and melon. A slight buttery note softens the olfactory sensations.


Deep straw yellow color.


The taste is savory, graceful, with excellent structure, rich, fresh and persistent.

“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.