The Citra family of stylishly-created Italian wines, widely admired for its enduring high quality and exceptional value, represents a reliable sou... Read more
What do you get when you combine a half-century of winemaking expertise, the dramatic landscape and terroir of northern Italy, and a profound enjoy... Read more
Diamond Series Chardonnay 2011 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Forward aromas and flavors of yellow apple, peach flesh and orange rind lead this win... Read more
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The Citra family of stylishly-created Italian wines, widely admired for its enduring high quality and exceptional value, represents a reliable source of versatile, food-friendly varietal wines. As the single most important producer in Italy's picturesque coastal Abruzzi region and a leading Italian brand across America, Citra has built a reputation as a trusted producer of well-made, authentic Italian wines. The winemaking firm of Citra came into being in 1973 when 7,000 small growers scattered throughout the Abruzzi opted to band together to form a single wine cooperative. What they all shared in common was a commitment to win the national and international recognition they felt the wines of their region deserved. The fortitude, resourcefulness and conviction of the quality-minded Abruzzi growers who form Citra continue to make the Abruzzi winery a model of its kind. Production Area Grapes are harvested from hillside vineyards in the province of Chieti, in central Italy’s coastal Abruzzi region. Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay Vinification The must is obtained through a gentle pressing of the grapes then fermented in a pure state at controlled temperatures. Color Pale gold Bouquet Fresh, with exotic fruit aromas and floral nuances. Taste Harmonious and crisp, with lingering apple and pear flavors. Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions This wine is delicious paired with seafood, white meat, grilled vegetables and aromatic pâtés. Serve slightly chilled.
What do you get when you combine a half-century of winemaking expertise, the dramatic landscape and terroir of northern Italy, and a profound enjoyment of the good things in life? The answer is simple: the CAVIT COLLECTION, source of America’s #1 Italian wine. Through the years, savvy wine lovers have come to depend on the CAVIT COLLECTION as their favorite “go-to” source for stylish, elegant and versatile wines, perfect for any occasion. This stellar range of high-quality, food-friendly wines is produced at the Cavit winery in Trentino, a picturesque landscape of mountains, lakes, apple orchards and medieval castles. Vineyards in this region enjoy the warming effects of the "Ora del Garda," a dry, balmy breeze that sweeps across Lake Garda and protects the fruit from external moisture and disease. Contrastingly cool evenings promote rich, intense aromas and flavors in the grapes. Winemaking is overseen by Anselmo Martini, a 20+ year industry veteran and one of northern Italy’s top enologists. Production Area From Chardonnay vineyards planted in the Adige River Valley in the Trentino region of northeast Italy. This area is ideal for vineyard cultivation due to its exceptional soil and climatic conditions. It is also recognized for the spectacular natural beauty of the nearby Dolomite Alps. Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay from medium- to low-yield vines (90Hl. per hectare) Vinification Grapes are carefully selected and vinified utilizing the most advanced technology. Cold fermentation in state-of-the-art, thermo-conditioned tanks preserves the natural fruit and inimitable freshness of the wine. Color Pale straw gold with visible light green shading Bouquet An enticing bouquet of ripe apple, lemon and tropical fruit Taste A complex and harmonious palate, concluding in a graceful finish Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions An excellent companion to hors d’oeuvres, fish and poultry.
Diamond Series Chardonnay 2011 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Forward aromas and flavors of yellow apple, peach flesh and orange rind lead this wine, with secondary highlights of oaky spice and toast that add depth to the palate. The mouthfeel is round and filling, with fresh acidity and a medium-length finish. Kosher.
Chardonnay 2011 - 93 points, James Suckling/ Wonderful cooked apples to this white, and a light toffee and vanilla bean character. Full body with a rich and wonderful palate of dried tropical fruits and hints of apricots. A full and wild style.
Diamond Series Chardonnay 2009 - 89 points, The Tasting Panel/ Upper Galilee, Isreal Smooth and juicy with fresh, tangy fruit and good acidity; creamy, balanced and ripe with tropical notes and silky textutre.
Chardonnay 2010 - 93 points & JamesSuckling.com/ Starts off milky and then turns to minerals, sliced apples, mangos and honey. Full body, with bright acidity and nutty, almond, apple and hints of tropical fruit. Drink now or hold.
Chardonnay 2010 - Tre Bicchieri 2013 winner, Gambero Rosso/
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