The perfect balance between a Burgundian and California-style Chardonnay from the high altitude “G Lot” in Gualtallary at 4,900 feet above sea level.
Beautiful pale-gold color with enticing aromas of lemon crème, baking spices and some notes of dulce de leche. The aromas carry through to the palate, and are joined by hints of tropical fruit, spiced baked pear, and a stony/mineral flavor that creates a stylish wine that seems part New and part Old World.
Pairs well with most fish, lobster, crab, chicken, and even many pork preparations. Particularly recommended with dishes using sautéed wild mushrooms or butter sauces. This wine will age well for years in a cellar.
You could mistake this rich chardonnay with plenty of candied citrus and pineapple, plus hints of coconut and vanilla, for a wine from Sonoma County in California. Quite full-bodied with a lot of succulent fruit and lively acidity. Rather creamy, long finish.James Suckling February 2019
The 2018 G Lot Chardonnay was sourced from the Adrianna vineyard, which was planted in Gualtallary in 1992 at almost 1,500 meters in altitude. This fermented in 500-liter oak barrels, where it aged for 12 months. It has a combination of freshness and structure, still a little marked by the smoky and toasty notes from the barrels, coming through as a mix of restraint and exuberance, with the creamy oak and the chalky minerality of the limestone soils. It has good acidity and grip. It should develop nicely in bottle.The Wine Advocate October 2019
Medium yellow. Apricot, pineapple and flowers on the nose, energized by limestone; more vibrant than the last couple vintages of this bottling. Dense, lively flavors of pineapple and flowers are supported by firm minerality, with an emerging note of guava adding complexity without any sacrifice of energy. This full-malo wine boasts sound acidity and finishes firm and long, with serious floral lift and nothing heavy about it. I look forward to following this lovely concentrated midweight.Vinous September 2019
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Chardonnay
- Avg Elevation:
- 5000 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 26 years
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