Meiomi Chardonnay, Monterey-Sonoma-Santa Barbara

Meiomi Chardonnay, Monterey-Sonoma-Santa Barbara

A blend of Chardonnay grapes from three distinct regions; with three quarters of the grapes coming from Monterey and Sonoma, evenly split, the Monterey fruit contributing ripe stone fruit and a creamy character and the Sonoma grapes bringing crisp apple and a lean minerality. The remaining quarter comes from Santa Barbara, its warmer climate brings exotic sweet spice and lively tropical fruit flavours to the blend. Each lot was kept separate in the winery so they could tailor the winemaking techniques to enhance the unique regional nuances. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, retaining vibrant fruit to contrast against rich, textural oak characteristics. All blend components underwent a malolactic fermentation and some of the wine was aged for about six months in oak. Bright, layered with tropical and stone fruit mixing with notes of honey and butterscotch.

  • Type: White
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Producer: Meiomi
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £14.29
  • Code: 31064
  • Expression: Acorn