Straw yellow color with greenish highlights that turn golden with time. Mineral aroma of spice cake and ripe yellow apple, hints of spice and vanilla. Flavourful, with excellent structure and acidity and a smooth finish.
Grape varierty: 100% Chardonnay.
Production area: The estate's vineyards in the municipality of Erbusco. Glacial moraine, calcareous, mineral soil.
Vinification: Gentle pressing of the grapes with a pneumatic press. Must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 16° - 18°C and rests until it is bottled with crown closures and stacked horizontally for refermentation. Bottles remain on the lees for 40 months, reaching maximum aromatic complexity, before being subjected to mechanical remuage and poured off. Sold at least 9 months after pouring off.
Matching: Oysters, raw seafood, seafood pasta and risottos.
Serving temperature: 6 - 7°C.
Ageing potential: 3 - 5 years.
Allergens: contains sulphites.
yr. 2010 Tom Cannavan:
91 of 100 Points.
"Tom Cannavan" has rated the wine "San Cristoforo Pas Dose" from the vintage 2010 on 01.01.2015 with 91 of 100 points.
"(2015) Another 100% Chardonnay wine, 20% was fermented in French oak barrels and it again has zero dosage, with 13% alcohol. It spends up to 40 months on the lees, and is cool and cris on the nose, subtle vanilla and a floral touch, but seems taut with an apple core dryness. On the palate is is sophisticated and dry, with orange and apple brightness, a touch of toast, and a lively, bright and limey finish."
yr. 2012 Luca Gardini:
93 of 100 Points.
"Luca Gardini" has rated the wine "San Cristoforo Pas Dose" from the vintage 2012 on 01.06.2017 with 93 of 100 points.
yr. 2010 Luca Gardini:
90 of 100 Points.
"Luca Gardini" has rated the wine "San Cristoforo Pas Dose" from the vintage 2010 on 01.07.2015 with 90 of 100 points.