Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley 2020

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Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley 2020

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Far Niente

Tasting notes - Delicate aromas of melon, sweet citrus and white floral notes are layered with nuances of flint, yeast and sweetly toasted oak. A smooth, focused and silky palate delivers ripe flavours of honeydew and lemon, supported by just of touch of wet stone, yeast and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is deliciously mouthwatering and long.

Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley 2020

Beautifully and richly textured elegant wine with floral
notes combined with fresh butter and balanced oak
through to a wonderfully long, nutty and sustained finish.
Producer Note
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.
Vineyard
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, welldrained gravelly loam and volcanic ash soils. The combination of these vineyards results
in the subtle, tropical flavours, complex aromas and rich texture.
Winemaking
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
85% was racked into French oak barrels to complete fermentation in the caves and old
stone cellars. The wine did not go through malolactic conversion and was aged for 10
months on its fine lees for additional depth, complexity and texture. The maturation
took place in French oak barrels (50% new, 50% used once).
Tasting Note
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.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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Vintage 2020
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