Maddalena Monterey Chardonnay White Wine 750 ml
Maddalena Chardonnay comes from four cool-climate vineyards in the Monterey AVA, including Sarmento in the Santa Lucia Highlands near the Soledad Mission, and Loma Vista in Arroyo Seco. All four sites benefit from a maritime climate, with foggy mornings and sunny, breezy afternoons. This translates to plenty of hang time for our Chardonnay grapes, leading to wines with great flavor development and lovely acidity. Seventy-four percent of this Chardonnay was barrel fermented in small American oak barrels giving the wine a beautifully rounded mouthfeel and lovely touches of well-integrated toasty oak. Fruit aromas and flavors include tropical guava, Meyer lemon and fresh squeezed orange, with additional notes of white flower and spice. Fortyt-five percent of the wine went through malolactic fermentation, imparting a subtle buttery component. Natural acidity gives the wine structure and a lingering finish. Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA.