"…Dreams…" from Chardonnay grapes. It has a sparkling straw-yellow colour. To the nose it offers charm and complexity, with aromas of rare elegance and refinement. Exotic hints of ripened fruit, melted butter, vanilla and pastry prevail. In the mouth it keeps all the promises made to the nose, follows through on them, and embellishes them with gentle flavours and aromatic nuances that are fresh and persistent. 97% Chardonnay, and 3%... who knows? Average age of vines is 24 years, grown in the famous Ponca soil, 90 meters above sea level.
11 months in 300L French Oak (20% of which is new)
("Duemilavini" 2003 Guide, A.I.S., Dreams 2000)
Dedicated to U2's "The Joshua Tree" album (1987) and specifically to the song "Where the streets have no name", this wine was created with the 1987 harvest and over the years its name had some variations. For its first nine years it was called "Where the Dreams have no end..." and the colour of the capsule changed every vintage, cycling through the seven colours of the iris (plus white and black) on the label, beginning with white and progressing anticlockwise; the four phases of the moon were also shown. In 1996 it became "Were Dreams, now it is just wine!" with a blue capsule bearing a stylised Comet Hale-Bopp. It continued in this livery for seven years, then in 2003 we returned somewhat to our roots with: "W…Dreams…" adding the year of harvest below and drawing Mars on the capsule. The dot-dot-dot in the name gave everyone room for a personal interpretation, our was "Where Dreams can happen". Finally in 2015 we have changed again the label, going back to the first ‘edition’: "Where Dreams have no end…" Since the vintage 2011 (for the 25th anniversary of this wine) the whole production is with screw cap closure. This choice was obligatory: the screw cap is the guarantee, especially for important wines, to preserve the quality that we create day by day, first in vineyard and then in the cellar. Interesting fact: The "Where the Dreams have no end..." label was used in the hit Disney film "The Parent Trap" (1998), directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Natasha Richardson, Dennis Quaid and Lindsay Lohan (twice, playing twins).
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