2021 Francone "I Patriarchi" Langhe DOC Chardonnay

$65.00 SGD

Return and Refund Policy

Return Policy

To protect the provenance of delivered wines, exchange and returns are not allowed.

Corked Wines

While we make every attempt to provide wines of good quality and provenance, we cannot guarantee the personal 'drinkability' for every bottle we sell. It is the industry standard that older wines are purchased "as is" and at the buyer's risk as to the drinkability of the wine. This policy includes "corked" wines (those tainted with TCA and smell of wet cardboard). This wine fault occurred during the cork selection process and is completely out of our control. For the aforementioned reasons, no refund or exchange will be granted.

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Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Grape(s): Chardonnay

Vintage: 2021

Type: White Wine

Volume: 750ml

The Langhe Doc Chardonnay I Patriarchi is the Francone interpretation of the Langa terroir’s Chardonnay. The sandy marl-rich soil of this hill and the evening light breeze provide the best conditions to grown Chardonnay vines.

Vineyard is in the municipality of Neive. Grapes are manually harvested in crates in middle of September. Short maceration on lees contact in the press. Fermentation in barrels and French oak barriques (from Allier and Vosges forests). Ageing in barriques with batônnages up to the first summer after harvest. 

Francone Vini started by following Alberto (class of 1892 who ran an inn near Turin) an early pioneer of Francone wines in Piemonte. Giovanni Battista took the company over from his mother Teresa and began making wine in 1940. In Neive, in 1964, Giovanni Battista and his sons Mauro and Silvano fulfilled their dream of building an imposing new winery, where the company is still based today.

Our passion for winemaking and wine has been handed down from generation to generation, and the family and the region’s history is now displayed in the winery’s museum in the form of old unique artefacts, utensils and tools used to turn grapes into wine. Today, still a tight family business, the brothers Marco and Fabrizio Francone, with the invaluable help of dad Mauro, manage the vineyards and the winery.