Schug Carneros Chardonnay 2018
Vineyards sources: 49% Schug Estate; 17% Ricci; 14% Hi-Vista; 10% Cornerstones; 6% Lund ; 4% Sangiacomo. 100% barrel fermented, aged “sur-lie” for 8 months; 16% new medium toast French Allier oak barrels. Chardonnay grapes grown on Schug’s cool-climate Carneros Estate vineyard underwent traditional European winemaking practices of barrel fermentation nd ageing on the lees. Additional complexity was contributed by Chardonnay grown on the Sangiacomo, Ricci, Lund, Hi-Vista, and Cornerstones Vineyards. The result is a wine with a powerful elegance to match Burgundy. It has a ripe, spicy tropical bouquet with flavours that suggest citrus, pear and apple-butter. Well-balanced acidity gives this Chardonnay a crisp, clean finish, making it an excellent wine with food.