Rivera Preludio N.1 Chardonnay Zoom

Rivera Preludio N.1 Chardonnay

2015 | Italy | Puglia 750 ml | 13.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Peach
  • Good with
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Duck
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
  • Product details


    Sebastiano de Corato founded Rivera in the late 1940s, after recognising the enormous viticultural potential of the Castel del Monte area. Rivera has received worldwide recognition for their wines and has become the benchmark for Puglia.
    Grown on the highest hills at an altitude of 350 metres on rocky soil, this 100% Chardonnay has an intense, multi-layered bouquet, with notes of pear and peach blossom. Crisp, full and fruity on the palate, with good length and complexity.
    Gold Medal Winner, rated 90/100 by Robert Parker.

    Variety Description


    Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors.

    Country Description


    Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF), has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorised" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation as well. Some of the more famous grapes include Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Garganega, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese and Corvina. Grapes are grown all the way from Peidmont and Veneto in north, through Tuscany all the way including Sicily in the south.The three most iconic Italian wines are Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Region Description


    Over 800 kilometers of coastline define the geographic boundaries of the Puglia Region. It is long and narrow, gently wedged into the Mediterranean Sea. Puglia is composed of Daunia and the High Murgia, Murge, Lower Murgia and Itria Valley, Messapia and Salento. These five territories are well-defined wine districts, strongly anchored to typical grapes that characterize the productions. A wide ampelography collection makes the difference between Puglia and other Italian or Southern regions. Characterized by a marked mutability of its territory, Puglia can count on a wide variety of terroir that is expressed in a rich bouquet of aromas and flavors without equal. It changes from Daunia mountain peaks to the sandy coast of Salento going through large and sunny hill areas. Native grapes - but also to the many varieties of national and international ones now permanently inhabiting the region – get from the sun and the earth of Puglia outstanding gifts. They have a very distinctive and impressive structure. Thanks to the passion and experience of wine makers, the result in Puglia is authentic wines, mostly red, with a strong character and identity.