Matthiasson Linda Vista Chardonnay 2021
$89.90 inc. GST
Case of 6+ bottles: $81.00/bottle
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93/100 – James Suckling
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
“I like the crisp and easy sense to this chardonnay with a medium body, dried apple, nougat and hints of pear character. Hints of caramel and a delicious finish. Less heavy than many chards from the valley. Drink now.” – James Suckling
Tasting Note: Golden Delicious apples, yellow peaches, musk melon, and honey on the nose and through to the palate, the medium acidity is balanced by pleasant fleshiness, finishing very clean with a hint of minerality. Refreshing and with moderate alcohol, this wine is all about pleasure, begging to be drunk up, with some oysters or a roast chicken and a big smile.
Winemaking Notes: For complexity, completeness, and balance, we achieve a diversity of ripeness by using the traditional method of harvesting the fruit a number of different times during the ripening period. The earlier harvests contribute acidity and minerality, and the later harvests contribute flesh and richness. We whole-cluster press all of the grapes, then ferment and age the wine in seasoned French oak barrels, with only native yeast. No battonage (lees stirring) or racking. We allow two-fifths of the barrels to go through malo-lactic fermentation. The moderate alcohol and mouthwatering acidity that is a trademark of that vineyard is very much present, balanced by a riper luscious creaminess. The pH is 3.45 the TA is 7.2 g/l, and the alcohol is 12.5%. 2601 cases produced. CCOF Certified Organic grapes. Vegan wine. Estate grown.
Region: Oak Knoll AVA, Napa, California