Chamonix Chardonnay 2014
£11.99 ..20% off price
Our Chamonix Chardonnay is released in the first year after the harvest. The wine shows bright straw yellow colour with golden highlights and ample aromas in scents that recall tropical fruits and grapefruit, mingling with hints of oatmeal, caramel and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with richly complex flavours, mellow fruit sensations are deftly fused with oak in a long, elegant finish.
Grapes are soft-crushed and the must fermented (spontaneously) for 15-30 days at 18-22° C in small barrels of French oak barrels (about 40% new annually), in which malolactic fermentation occurs naturally during a year of maturing on the lees for approximately 11 months. The wine, of about 13.5% alcohol is lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
It should reach its prime in about 5 years from release.