Oak Ridge Winery Maggio California Chardonnay 2018
£73.54 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - USA
Region - California
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 98%, Colombard 1%, Riesling 1%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Oak Ridge Winery
Tasting notes - This Chardonnay delivers fruity aromas of peach, mango, pineapple and melon. Beautifully balanced, with refreshing citrus flavours complemented by hints of sweet honey through to a long finish.
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A fresh Californian Chardonnay displaying subtle vanilla notes combined with tropical fruits and melon and citrus flavours.
For five generations the Maggio family has been growing wine grapes in Lodi, and providing elite California winemakers with superb fruit to make their wines. In 2002, the family turned their own hand to winemaking, using the same estate grown fruit that they had sold for so many years. Now they proudly put their name on bottles that reflect their long and uncompromising commitments to sustainable agriculture and winemaking excellence.
2017 was an extremely warm vintage in California. Fortunately good levels of rain at the beginning of the growing season built soil water reserves to help nourish the vines throughout the hot summer months. The warm weather continued into harvest with a hot September resulting in ripe concentrated flavours.
The estate covers 500 acres of vineyards throughout the Lodi American Viticultural Area, which are situated between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay. The Chardonnay grapes are grown in the Delta region, west of Lodi, which has a slightly cooler climate than central Lodi, both day and night. This gentle Mediterranean climate of warm days and coastal evening breezes is ideal for the cultivation of world-class grapes. The mature vines are gnarled and sculpted by time, yielding small amounts of intensely flavoured fruit to create wines that are the ultimate expression of their terroir.
The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at 23 to 24° Brix, when they had reached optimal ripeness and balancing acidity levels. The grapes were cool fermented in stainless steel tanks at 10 to 12°C with selected yeasts, to preserve the fresh and bright fruit characteristics. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, to retain the crisp character. Delicate oak influence imparted subtle complexity and a creamier texture.
This vibrant Chardonnay delivers fruity aromas of peach, mango, pineapple and melon. Beautifully balanced on the palate, with refreshing citrus flavours through to a long finish.
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