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Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley 2022

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Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley 2022

  • Grapes Chardonnay 100%
  • Country USA
  • Region California Napa Valley
  • Abv 14.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 0.7
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 12/ 75cl
  • Winemaker: Nicole Marchesi
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Aromas of citrus, melon, and honeysuckle complement hints of white fig, gardenia, and toasted hazelnuts on a background of mild toasted oak that adds supportive warmth and richness. A silky palate with a rich texture surrounds a sweet core of melon and citrus, with notes of white floral and toasted vanilla and spice, through to a long bright finish. 

The grapes were brought to the winery in small bins and sorted by hand to assure the finest quality. Fermentation began in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and 89% was racked into French oak barrels to complete fermentation in the old stone cellars, with 12% maturing in stainless steel. The wine did not go through malolactic conversion and was aged for 11 months on its fine lees for additional depth, complexity and texture in French oak barrels, of which 52% were new and 48% were used once.

Bright and lively, with aromas of lemon zest, kumquat, toasted almonds layered with a hint of wet stone and flint. Enchanting with a silky entry and vibrant flavours of grilled citrus, melon and toasted oak that expand across the mid palate all the way until the finish. 

More Information
CountryUnited States
BrandFar Niente
Bottles Per Case12
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

Far Niente Chardonnay is a blend of superlative Napa Valley vineyards, many of which are located in a little-known area called Coombsville, a cool growing region nestled in the rolling countryside and protected by the hills east of the city of Napa. Coombsville offers the characteristic climate of Carneros, with less wind, along with deeper, well-drained gravelly loam and volcanic ash soils. The combination of these vineyards results in subtle, tropical flavors, complex aromas, and rich texture.

One of the classic wineries of the Napa Valley, Far Niente derives its name from the Italian phrase 'Dolce Far Niente' - 'how sweet it is to do nothing'. It was founded in 1885 and flourished until the advent of prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel who started the long process of restoring it. Today, they own 80 hectares of vineyard, across three different sites, of what many consider to be some of the finest viticultural land in the Napa Valley. Since restoration, Far Niente has been dedicated to the production of the finest Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and worldwide demand always exceeds supply. 

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