Truchard Chardonnay 2014

Product code: 16TRU1B2014

An intense nose of pineapple, green apple, and honeysuckle, with hints of nutmeg and fig. The mouthfeel is bright and balanced, and filled with flavours of fresh pear, lemon, and lime. The finish is crisp and fresh.

  • Country:USA
  • Region:California
  • Sub Region:Napa Valley
  • Vintage:2014
  • ABV:14%
  • Residual sugar:2.0 g/L
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chardonnay
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 8

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Product guide note

Chardonnay is one of those grape varieties which, when grown in a hot place like California, can make quite big, full-bodied and rich wines. This wine is also dry and refreshing with citrus, ripe pineapple and pear flavours. It has been aged in oak barrels which also gives it some toasted oak and nutmeg flavours.

Production information

Producer: Truchard

Central to Truchard's winemaking philosophy is the desire to create wines that have a sense of place. The cooling fog and unique microclimate of the vineyards allow this family-run winery to produce some truly excellent cool-climate style wines.

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Production note

The grapes are whole bunch pressed. This technique produces a full-bodied wine with delicate structure. The Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in French oak (33% new) using various yeast strains. After fermentation the wine remains in barrel on the lees for 10 months. A partial malolactic fermentation (30% complete) allows the wine to retain its natural acidity, while regular stirring of the lees (battonage) gives added complexity and richness.

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