AROMAS & FLAVORS
This Chardonnay delights with aromas of citrus, pear, vanilla, graham cracker and buttercream perfectly balanced by vibrant, rich ﬂavors of baked apple, apricot, cinnamon and hazelnut. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the ﬁnish.
This versatile Chardonnay pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, white meats and dishes with cream sauces. Try preparations that include citrus, butter, cream, cheese, bacon, nutmeg, thyme, basil or toasted nuts.
HOW IT’S MADE
The grapes are destemmed, pressed, then cold settled in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels for fermentation. Aged separately in French oak, the wine completes 95% malolactic fermentation, then is sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks until final blending in May, followed by bottling in June.
The winter of 2020-2021 had minimal rainfall and mild temperatures leading to drought conditions in Sonoma County. With a warmer than average winter and spring, bud break was two weeks ahead of normal. Summer was warm and dry, with a few short heat spikes. The warm weather resulted in beautifully ripened fruit and the earliest harvest Ferrari-Carano has ever had, August 16th! The white grape harvest was finished on October 8th.