D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)
Augustus Chardonnay is a white wine from the appellation of origin (D.O) Penedès produced by the winery Augustus Forum.
This cellar is found in Vendrell (Tarragona), 3km from the Mediterranean Sea. The vines are planted on the Pla del Mar, a location where there are remnants of the Via Augusta, a road that used to lead directly to Rome. In homage to the history of the location and a strong demand for tradition, the cellar chose the name Augustus Forum.
As its name suggests Augustus Chardonnay is a monovarietal wine from Chardonnay. The vineyards enjoy a microclimate special to the appellation of origin (D.O) Penèdes because of its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean breezes contribute to the good health of the grape and to some extent aiding the grapes to ripen.
For the production of Augustus Chardonnay, the must is fermented in French oak barrels from Nevers at a controlled temperature. In the same barrels the malolactic fermentation is later performed and an ageing process of 4 and a half months.