Villa Giada. Chardonnay 'Mane'
Grape: Chardonnay, Cortese
Creamy passion fruit and mango aromas, the tonneaux and Chardonnay are beautifully balanced, Andrea does this style so well: it has a lovely floral lift and, while the texture is veering to richness, the sensation is refreshing and pure, a touch of salt, defined peach and lemon – I am not sure this wine needs any ageing. 13%
Mané is the name given to a small hill just below the cellar, it was planted with Chardonnay by Andrea's grandfather. The hill looks a little odd since only the part owned by the Faccio family is planted. There is also a little Cortese in the wine which perhaps freshens it a little.