Medium straw-gold color; apple, white peach, citrus on the nose; yellow apple, peach, lemon-lime, honeydew melon, citrus, minerality on the palate.
Dry; excellent acidity (3.3 pH); no oak. The citrus brings a slight sourness to the overall experience, which can serve well with food pairings. It also creates an intriguing farrago with the soft, fruity elements. Delivers complex layers and depth. Good minerality. Medium body; 13.5% ABV.
Grapes are de-stemmed, then softly cold pressed. Must is decanted into stainless steel tanks, clarified, then fermented at controlled temperature of around 60 degrees. After fermentation, the wine rests sur lie for two months to add complexity.
Ferruccio Ferragamo purchased the estate in 1993 and began revival of Il Borro. Plantings were done the next four years. The first wines were released in 2003. The winery focused on sustainable agriculture beginning in 2007. By 2012, the vineyard was completely free of chemical products and biodynamic principles were incorporated in the operation.
Il Borro Lamelle Chardonnay Toscana 2018 is light and easy with nice, tart citrus elements. Crisp, drinks like French chablis. Pair with fish and lighter seafood; fish pâtés; chickin; pasta or risotto with spring vegetables; soft cheese; also works as aperitif. $24-28