Angeline Chardonnay 2020
Angeline Chardonnay offers aromas of fresh granny smith apple, lemon tart and subtle wildflower honey.
Additionally the body is clean with fresh acidity balancing cream with notes of bananas foster, and a touch of vanilla on the finish.
Only certain regions of California have the ability to truly showcase how complex the Chardonnay varietal can be.
Angeline Winery carefully select vineyards from areas such as Santa Barbara County, the Russian River Valley, and the western reaches of Mendocino County in order to promote the full potential of their Chardonnay's aroma and palate.
The coastal regions similarly tend toward uniform daytime temperatures and cool, foggy nights throughout the growing season. Asa result, this helps concentrate the flavour as the sugar and acids develop.
As with all of their Angeline wines, the goal with the California Chardonnay is to over-deliver.
Each individual vineyard is hand-picked, and pressed to stainless steel tanks. From here it is chilled and settled for two to three days. Moreover it is then inoculated with carefully chosen yeast, specifically picked to amplify each region's distinct terroir.
Furthermore the juice is racked to 30% new French and American oak barrels. This allows the wine to fully complete both primary and secondary fermentation; where it will then age on sur lie for 6 months.
Angeline is a family-owned winery founded by Courtney Benham 30 years ago.
“I love the challenge of creating incredible wines that over deliver. That’s where I like to play.” - Courtney Benham
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