Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2015
100% Chardonnay with 12 months in French oak.
Intense, pristine and concentrated. Aromas of citrus blossom, white peach, brioche, gun smoke and marzipan create wonderful depth. Flavors continue on the palate including lime zest, jasmine and honeydew melon. Wonderfully intense, the fruit blends seamlessly with subtle smoky oak and yeasty complexity to create a textural and vibrant mouthfeel. The juicy acidity balances the profound intensity of the fruit providing great carry and length.
You can enjoy this wine either by itself or with a range of cuisines. The full-flavored and textural elements are a great pair with rich seafood like lobster, crab and salmon but is equally adaptable to poultry, mushrooms and pork.
Our 2015 Unfiltered Chardonnay was 100 percent barrel fermented using indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged for a total of 12 months in French oak barrels, 27 percent of which were new. During maturation every barrel was hand-stirred weekly to re-suspend the sediment, a technique that protects the wine from oxidation and creates added complexity. The individual lots were then blended and bottled unfiltered.