La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2019
La Crema’s Chardonnay from 2019 highlights the coolness of the vintage, leading to a slow and steady ripening of the grapes until harvest began on September 30. That steadiness led to a firm thread of structural acidity without overpowering the flavours. A bouquet of white grapefruit and lime zest remains in the background, while nectarine, pineapple and baked apple mingle with wafts of brioche and minerality through the finish. Tasted October 2022.
Process: 85% aged 8 months in French oak; 15% new; the remaining 15% in stainless steel.
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Style: Still Wine
Producer: La Crema
Region: California, Central Coast, Monterey
Primary Grape: Chardonnay
Secondary Grape: N/A
Regeneratively Farmed: N/A