Wente 'Morning Fog' Chardonnay, San Francisco Bay 2016
From this long established family firm comes a wine with enticing aromas of tropical and citrus fruits that draw you in. The palate is full with more tropical fruit and hints of toffee and vanilla. The finish is long and refreshing.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Grapes||97% Chardonnay, 2% Gewürztraminer, 1% Sémillon|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Skate wing with buttery parsley and capers|
According to California’s oldest family-owned winery, Wente were the first to label their wines by the grape variety, and this chardonnay certainly sings from the glass. With an intense nose of baked apple, honeydew and peaches, the rich aromatics follow through with ripe fig, melon and pineapple flavours, laced with a good measure of vanilla and toasty oak. Enjoy with rich seafood dishes, such as turbot or grilled veal chops.
This is rich, textured with gorgeous pear and peach fruit, a hint of melon and some spicy citrus fruit adding a bit of freshness. There’s also some honeycomb and toast from the oak.
This is a superbly flashy Californian Chardonnay and it manages to keep its feet on the floor with regard to its price – which is a rare talent! Super-smooth, creamy and juicy with pear and honeycomb notes, this is a great, full-flavoured white wine.