Chateau MontelenaNapa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Product code: 1981
£103.95 inc VAT
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Country
Country: USA
Region
Region: California
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Napa Valley
Type
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13.6%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: Matt Crafton
Grape
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape: 100%
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Country
Country: USA
Region
Region: California
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Napa Valley
Type
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13.6%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: Matt Crafton
Grape
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape: 100%

Product Notes

Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay is a splendid, opulent wine hailing from California's esteemed Napa Valley. It features a tantalising bouquet of lush citrus and tropical fruits layered with subtle notes of honey and spice. The palate is beautifully balanced; ripe peach and pineapple intertwine with crisp acidity and complementing oak. Its velvety mouthfeel and rich, enduring finish make it a wine of true elegance. This Chardonnay is tremendously versatile, pairing exquisitely with diverse cuisines. With its superb aging potential, Chateau Montelena Chardonnay remains a timeless classic in the realm of fine wines.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, Honeysuckle, jasmine, and apple blossom, along with wispy notes of vanilla and lemon balm, highlight a harmony of classic Chardonnay aromas. On the palatae Green apple, candied orange peel, and baking spices anchor a panoply of vineyard flavors. Seamlessly interwoven between each is fresh, bright acidity along with incredible minerality and depth that slowly build texture and weight. For the finish, the contrast between silky toast and sweet pear highlights an exceedingly rich finish that will only become more supple and dynamic with age.

About the Winery

Chateau Montelena

Nestled amidst the verdant vineyards of Napa Valley, California sits an unparalleled gem of viticulture—The Chateau Montelena. This revered winery stands steeped in history, offering not only a feast for the palate, but also a delightful journey through time.

Inaugurated in 1882. Chateau Montelena remarkably marries Old World charm with New World innovation. Its picturesque stone chateau, inspired by English Gothic architecture and surrounded by a tranquil Chinese garden, captures the essence of its founders' heritage, ensuring every visit is a delightful escape into an era of elegance.

The winery is globally celebrated for its exquisite range of transformative wines. Their distinguishing clay-based soil has been the secret ingredient to the breathtaking liquid treasures they've been crafting for nearly a hundred and fifty years. The mastery behind the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular, is noteworthy — a testament to the winery's myriad accolades and esteemed reputation.

Chateau Montelena stunned the world in 1976 at the Paris Wine Tasting, also known as "The Judgment of Paris," with a jaw-dropping victory that catapulted California into worldwide wine fame. It’s Chardonnay trounced eminent French wines, revolutionising the wine scene and placing Napa Valley on the global vino map.

The essence of Chateau Montelena doesn’t merely lie in its luminous wine legacy. It is ingrained in its tireless pursuit for sustainable farming practices, and its commitment to balanced, authentic wine-making that respects the land and its unique terroir.

Chateau Montelena is truly an enigma rooted in rich, fertile soil— a winery like none other. It stands as a testament to the timeless allure of Napa Valley, a beacon of American wine legacy, and an ode to the simple yet profound pleasure of exceptional wine.

http://montelena.com

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