Baldassari Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
WineSpark Price €31.72
If you’ve been waiting for that big, oaky American Chardonnay, then it’s your lucky day!
It comes from the Sonoma Coast in California, which is heaven for making cool-climate wines.
It’s all about balance around here. You get typically hot Californian days, but the cold nights, strong ocean breezes and foggy mornings provide the cooling influence needed to produce grapes of great flavour and freshness.
Winemaker Matt takes these immaculate grapes and works his magic in the winery. He ages the wine on its lees for 18 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which are new.
The result is a powerful, exotic and rich Chardonnay, where the oak is obvious but at the same time incredibly integrated and balanced.
It’s the best of both worlds - if you like big oaky Chardonnay you’ll love this.
Equally if you like a more elegant style from the likes of Burgundy, then give this a try, let it open up in the glass, and enjoy a classic punchy Californian Chardonnay from a brilliant winemaker.
|Region of origin||Sonoma County|
|Months in Oak||20 months|
|Type of Oak||French Oak|
|Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||Fish|
|Average age of vines||20 years|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||200 feet|
|Soil type(s)||Clay, alluvial clay|
|Is this wine organic?||No|
|Suitable for vegans?||No|
|Ageing potential||6-10 years|
|Ideal drinking window||Now|
Matt Michael is one of Sonoma’s hottest talents. In his day job, he’s the head winemaker for Robert Young Estate in Alexander Valley - one of the most famed growers and wineries in Sonoma.
And on the side, he’s slowly growing his small family business, Baldassari Wines, with his dad Dom.
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