Chardonnay has a long and varied history, particularly relevant in North America due to its success in bringing California into the international wine market in the 1970s. As a particularly malleable variety, vintages tend to have remarkable diversity; some are dry and clean while some are full of tropical fruit.
This particular vintage is lightly toasted, having held its initial fermentation in neutral French oak. The dynamic switch between oak barrels and stainless steel tanks ensures that the creamy texture and carmelized finish are balanced by a crisp acidity.
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