This unoaked Chardonnay is an accessible wine with the body of the Chardonnay grape but without the oak and buttery flavors often associated with this cultivar. The color is a brilliant green-gold and the style is dry yet fruity. The nose has pronounced tropical flavors following through onto a palate with a well-rounded, lingering citrus finish.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||100% Chardonnay||ABV:||14.5%|
|Production:||10-12 tons per hectare|
Free run juice was used. After settling and acid adjustment, juice was inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation temperature remained between 13-14 degrees Celsius. Wine was left on lees for a few months prior to bottling to enhance the flavor.
It is lovely with most entrees, from crisp salads to creamy soups and chicken, whether served grilled or in a creamy sauce.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|SA1EE224080CHS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01262 6||1 07 84585 01262 3||$9.99|
"The 2014 Chardonnay, coming from granite and schist-like soils, shows loads of tropical pineapple, honeydew melons and white peach in a fresh, lively, medium-bodied style with good acidity and subtle background oak. Drink now."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25