The 2016 Materra Chardonnay bursts with aromas of bright citrus orange, honeysuckle, papaya, guava, toasty vanilla, jasmine and lemon meringue.
Nice crisp acidity meets the palate up front that is very complimentary to the balance of fruit with oak. Additional flavors of lime zest, granny smith applies and tropical fruits gracefully make its presence throughout and meets the creamy middle to a clean lingering finish.
Oak aged for 8 months in 40% new French oak and 60% neutral with only 1% going through malolactic fermentation.
This Chardonnay pairs well with fruit salads and desserts, grilled fish, barbeque chicken, linguine and clams, semi-soft and hard cheeses and dishes enhanced with almonds, cashews or lemon.