Highlands 41 Monterey Chardonnay White Wine 750 ml
The Highlands 41 Chardonnay White Wine comes from two estate vineyards in the Monterey appellation, Rancho Soledad and Loma Vista. Monterey is known for an extremely cool climate, with morning fog and afternoon breezes that allow for full development of ripe fruit flavors alongside the preservation of balanced acidity. The soils of Rancho Soledad derive from decomposed granite, imparting a natural minerality to its wines. In contrast, Loma Vista’s soils are well-drained sandy loam with fist-sized cobblestones that force the vines to reach deeply for nutrients, resulting in small, concentrated grapes. This Chardonnay was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks with 65% of the wine undergoing a secondary malolactic fermentation. This refreshing wine shows beautiful flavors of tropical fruit, grapefruit and zesty lime. With a spicy mid palate and a touch of minerality, the wine’s natural acidity brings it to a crisp, cool, satisfying finish.