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Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2016


£26.36 Price Per Bottle

£158.22 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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A restrained style of California Chardonnay, with pear and citrus fruit backed up with the slightest hint of barrel-derived spice. Quite firm and structured on the palate, made in an elegant, food-friendly style.

90 points & Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast , August 2013

Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2014

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Country USA

Region  California Appellation Carneros

Grape  100% Chardonnay

Alcohol 13.5%

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Producer

One of the USAs best respected producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Saintsbury has been championing an elegant, more European style for over twenty-five years. Dick Ward and David Graves met at oenology classes at UC Davis in 1977, and founded Saintsbury in 1981, two years before the Carneros appellation was officially recognized. Since then they have remained at the forefront of experimentation in both vineyard and cellar, with detailed investigation into (among other things) clones, irrigation and filtration helping them continually refine the style of their wines and stay at the top of the quality tree in these two varieties.


Vineyard

Grapes are a mixture of grower-sourced and estate grown, with the choice of growers varying according to who has the best fruit in a given vintage. Both Dijon clones and the local Wente and Cabral selections were used. The harvest took place from late September to mid-October.


Winery

The grapes were whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in French oak (twenty percent new). The wine was aged on lees for about eight months, with a touch of stirring for added richness; the malolactic completed during this time. The wine was bottled unfiltered, for a more vibrant fruit character and fuller mouthfeel.


Taste

A restrained style of California Chardonnay, with pear and citrus fruit backed up with the slightest hint of barrel-derived spice. Quite firm and structured on the palate, made in an elegant, food-friendly style. Zesty notes of lime, kumquats and  green pineapple, with powdered lily aromas.  On the palate this wine is energetic from the start with tangy citrus, white peach and cloves.  


Press

90 points & Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast , August 2013

Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2014

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
California

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Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2016

A restrained style of California Chardonnay, with pear and citrus fruit backed up with the slightest hint of barrel-derived spice. Quite firm and structured on the palate, made in an elegant, food-friendly style.

90 points & Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast , August 2013

Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2014

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