The Federalist Chardonnay, Mendocino County

The Federalist Chardonnay, Mendocino County

Made from 100% Mendocino County Chardonnay grapes that are tank fermented, the lees are stirred regularly throughout the malolactic fermentation and the wine is aged on them prior to blending. The wine is then aged primarily in American and Hungarian oak, with a little bit of French, 35% of the barrels are new. The Hungarian oak mimics French with an added spicy character and the American provides a sweeter note. A rich, golden colour, the wine offers up ripe fruit reminiscent of lemon curd and pear on the nose; the palate has a lush texture and long, smooth finish punctuated with cinnamon and cardamom spice.

  • Type: White
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: The Federalist
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.79
  • Code: 33107
  • Expression: Acorn