La Crema Monterey Chardonnay

£19.95
La Crema Monterey Chardonnay

Bright. Crisp. Exotic.

Specifications

Country, Region
USA, California
Grape
Chardonnay
Vintage
2016
ABV
13.5%
Food friend
cCab or pan-sautéed sole, or any fish and shellfish are ideal with this wine.

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

On the nose, lemon, passionfruit, grilled pineapple and guava. Nectarine, papaya and crisp lemon-tangerine notes are complimented by touch of spice and complexing minerality on the palate.

Producer details

Our original name, La Crema Vinera, means “best of the vine,” setting the standard for all we do since 1979. Our family-owned and operated winery focuses exclusively on cool-climate appellations. We’re continually exploring these very special regions- passionate in our belief that they make uniquely expressive and elegant wines.

In the vineyard

A cool climate means grapes spend more time on the vine. That allows a deeper, more dramatic spectrum of flavors and aromas to develop. And that creates decidedly rich and layered wines. An extremely wet winter brought much needed rains to our Monterey vineyards and with it, a return to a growing season more in line with historical timing. The first signs of budbreak were evident in late February and a mild spring with intermittent rains promoted conditions favorable for canopy growth. Bloom began in April and was thankfully unhindered by any late spring rainfalls. A typical summer of warm days and cool nights enhanced aroma and flavor development and drove berry maturation. The La Crema Monterey Chardonnay harvest began on September 11, 2017.

In the winery

Our boutique, hands-on techniques continued into the winery. The fruit is a mix of hand and machine picked, which is gently pressed followed by twenty-four hours of settling before being racked to barrel for fermentation. Fifteen percent of the lot was co-inoculated with the house strain of malolactic bacteria. The barrels were then used to top the remainder of the lot during post primary fermentation and the lees were stirred monthly.

Food Recommendations

Dungeness crab or pan-sautéed petrale sole, or any fish and shellfish are ideal with this wine. Cheese like manchego is another fantastic option.

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