This September, winemaker Gianni Cantele shared the photo below on Facebook.
Those are French barriques, 225-liter oak casks, used for fermenting the winery’s flagship Teresa Manara Chardonnay. Check out the Facebook post where he also shared video of the wine as it begins to ferment.
As Gianni explains, some of the barriques are new while some of them have already been used for two or three vintages.
After fermentation is complete, he will blend the wine using all three “expressions” of the vintage — from new, 2-year, and 3-year casks.