2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay75cl Volume
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Description of 2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Chardonnay)
- View: 2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has a light-yellow colour with green highlights.
- Nose: Floral aromas, with notes of lemon, green apple, a hint of oak and spices.
- Mouth: Rich texture and balanced acidity, with flavours of lemon, white stone fruit, yellow plum, and honeydew melon.
APPELLATION: Sonoma Coast
VINEYARD: La Crema Winery. With the meaning Best of the Wine, this vineyard located in the Sonoma coast sets a very high standard or the quality of their own products. Family-owned and open for business since 1979, their specialty is the manufacturing of cool-climate wines, marked with unique expression and elegance. A cool climate signifies the longer permanence of the gapes in the wine, allowing for a deeper, more dramatic development of flavours and aromas that enrich the senses.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay.
AGEING: Eight months in french and some american oak barrels.
PREPARATION: The harvesting of the grapes is a combination of manual and machine labour. The grapes are then gently pressed, left to settle for one day, and then stored in oak barrels for the fermentation process. Malolactic fermentation took place, using an own strain of bacteria on 15% of the lot, and then this mixture was used to top the remaining product to complete the process. The end result is a round, soft wine, infused with all the flavours of the coast and surrounding islands.
PAIRING: This Chardonnay goes well with shellfish, roast chicken, and a simple butter squash risotto.
RIGHT SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10°C
Reviews of 2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Very light flavour. It has aromas of white flowers. Bitter end.