Le Monde

Chardonnay – 2017

Region: Italy - Fruli Venizia Giulia

Le Monde

Le Monde lies between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers, close to the border between the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone in Friuli Grave. The winery headquarters, built in the eighteenth century maintains the architectural characteristics of the time. Originally property of the Pistoni family, the wine farm together with the vineyards was acquired Alex Maccan in 2008. Alex is now the owner and winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Chardonnay Planted 1991 Argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements 6 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Denomination:  Doc Friuli Grave
  • Soil:  Argillaceious, calcareous, rich in micro-elements
  • Yield/acre:  9 tons
  • Number of bottles produced:  30,000
  • Training System:  Guyot, with a density of 4000 plants/ha
  • Vineyard age:  25 years
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest:  Early September
  • Fermentation Container:  Stainless steel
  • Ageing Container:  Stainless steel
  • Vinification:  After a brief decantation, the must is transferred and fermented at a controlled temperature.  Once fermentation is completed it remains in contact with the fine dregs until March.
  • Cellaring potential:  3-4 years from production
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color:  Bright straw yellow
  • Serving Temp:  Approx. 8-10°C
  • Nose & Taste:  Distinctive and elegant with fruity notes of apple, banana, vanilla and a fragrant aroma of white flowers.  Fresh, lively and highly pleasurable with optimal persistence.
  • Pairings:  Excellent as an aperitif, goes well with soups, risotto, white meat and fish courses.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1991.
  • Grown on soils of argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements
  • Fermented in stainless steel.
Technical Information
  • Grape Variety:  Chardonnay 100%
  • Alcohol:  13.0%
  • Residual Sugar:  1.3 g/L
  • Acidity:  5.5 g/L
  • Dry Extract: 19.62 g/L

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli Grave
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 220,000 Bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable