The broad spectrum of aromas of this classic Chardonnay include green apple, pear, white peach, honeydew melon, citrus and tropical fruit, and baked apple pie. A floral note of honeysuckle permeates as well. The oak expression frames and highlights the aroma profile, giving it a bit of lift and a hint of meringue, but it remains an understatement.
The palate entry is supple and sweet but vibrant and clean, moving quickly from juicy green apple, pear and ripe white peach into complex citrus flavors and a touch of tropical fruit. Good weight and density are countered with crisp linear acidity, which is in turn balanced by a subtle oak sweetness. The long duration of this wine rounds off with fresh lime and juicy peach.
Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for eight months; 17% new French oak
Enjoy this Chardonnay with grilled fish, raw oysters, sushi, roasted chicken and other white meat preparations, or just a summer evening among friends.