Pure Chardonnay 2019
This wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, and spent time on the lees to build mouthfeel and complexities, while malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve the mouthwatering acidity. The name is apt as this is a Pure expression of the Chardonnay grape.
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Wine Notes and Pairing Suggestion:
"Chardonnay lends itself to so many different stylistic interpretations, barrel or stainless fermentation, malolactic fermentation, lees contact, etc. Which is why many people refer to it as the “winemakers grape.” All of those interpretations of Chardonnay can be compelling, but to achieve the “pure” version, you need a cool growing region with distinct soils like the Edna Valley rather than flashy winemaking. There’s an interesting mix of floral, lemon, pear and banana aromas and crisp acidity, all of which represent less winemaking and more “purity.” The 2019 Pure Chardonnay will benefit from another year of aging, but in the meantime enjoy the wine with this lemon spaghetti and shrimp recipe."