2019 a2 Chardonnay - Alexandria Nicole Cellars
To be or not to be a buttery chardonnay? With our 2019 a2 Chardonnay we played a balancing act between fresh fruit with clean acidity and the full-bodied butterball characteristics so often associated with this grape. Partial oak aging combined with a touch of malolactic fermentation produced a wine that has the best of both worlds. The nose is ?lled with apple, star fruit, and lemon stemming from stainless steel fermentation is rounded out by oak-in?uenced hints of vanilla and spice. A medium-bodied wine showing ?avors of pineapple, lemon zest and pear on the palate, it will surely make for a food-friendly wine. Try pairing with chicken piccata, vegetable risotto, fresh seafood, or crab cakes.