The descendant of the historic wine that opened up the new world at the ‘Tasting of Paris’ - the reason we now drink wines from not just Europe but the new world also. Large, Burgundian style and very confident. Brioche & spice.
Chateau Montelena 2014 Chardonnay
Region : USA > California > Napa Valley
Tasting Note : A creamy white founded in stony mineral and juicy acidity that shows a mix of baked apple, pineapple and melon. A tease of green olive provides a briny, salty edge to its tense balance. A lingering hint of vanilla oak figures prominently on the lengthy floral finish.
Blend : 100% Chardonnay.
Wine Making : Chateau Montelena does not use malolactic fermentation which is the process that turns malic acid into softer tasting lactic acid.
Ageing : 10 months in French Oak.
ABV : 13.5%
Drink With : Risotto, grilled shrimp, roast chicken, brie, butternut squash.