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Selin dl’Armari

Reliable, mineral, velvety

Luretta’s most awarded wine is the result of a risky challenge, which we managed to win after years of refinement. A high-level Chardonnay, born right here in the Colli Piacentini region.

VISIONARY ARTWORK

Is it possible to create a Chardonnay equal to the greatest French wines in the Colli Piacentini region? No one would have bet on it. We did.
Winner of 9 medals at the Chardonnay du Monde competition of Château des Ravatys, Selin dl’Armari is a 100% Chardonnay originating in a corner of white soil nestled in the hills of Piacenza. An area certainly not renowned for its wine production, but so rich in potential to push us to invest time and energy in an inimitable Cru. When the project started, in 1992, the idea was to use the calcareous marls of our territory to create a white wine that would be elegant and rich in structure, just like the most famous French Chardonnays. At that time, producing a Burgundy-style wine right here in Piacenza was little more than a dream. And yet, after almost a decade of improvements, international recognition and the first of a long series of medals began to arrive. Today Selin dl’Armari remains one of the wines we are most proud of, a symbol of Luretta that motivates us to look ahead and raise the bar a little bit higher year after year.

character

Luretta's most awarded wine. 100% Chardonnay aged for nine months in oak barrels before release. Powerful floral explosion on the nose, followed by a dense, mineral palate that is impossible to forget. A wine to be contemplated or matched with refined shellfishes or white meat main courses.

Vintages
Pairings
White meat, Fish, Pasta dishes
Grape varieties
Chardonnay
Freshness
Evolution
Body
Wood
Structure
Minerality
Classicism

I’m doing all this because I have one dream. The opera. The great opera in the jungle.

– Werner Herzog, Fitzcarraldo

history

The first bottle of Selin dl’Armari appeared in 1997. Although it had always been a dream of the winery – creating a wine capable of competing on the international scene in the Colli Piacentini region – the first bottle of Luretta’s Chardonnay was a great surprise.

Not an imitation of something already seen, but a bottle with a unique personality, representing the small corner of the world where it was born, while aiming for distant palates. The 1999 and 2000 vintages brought the first important awards: first silver and then gold at Château des Ravatys’ Chardonnay du Monde competition, one of the most important events in the world for Chardonnay producers.

Selin’s value was confirmed in 2013, when it won another gold medal. Nobody believed it was possible to create a wine of this caliber in the province of Piacenza. After more than twenty years from that first vintage, Luretta’s Chardonnay has become a symbol of the region recognized in Italy and abroad.

awards

Chardonay Dou Monde

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Chardonay Dou Monde

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Chardonay Dou Monde

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International Wine Challenge

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Sommelier Wine Awards

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Gilbert & Gaillard

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