CHARDONNAY - CALIFORNIA

MESSENGERS OF NATURE

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Our winemaking team is always on the hunt for special wines, sniffing out new vineyard sites that we feel are up to the challenge of producing wines that meet our rigorous quality standards. With Messengers of Nature, we discovered a Chardonnay vineyard located just over the border of one of California’s most revered and expensive appellations – a pristine location, where the sun shines bright, the earth worked in the traditional way, hidden in plain sight. In each bottle you’ll find the same breadth, depth and voluptuousness of some of California’s most expensive Chardonnay bottlings, at a fraction of the price. Messengers of Nature Chardonnay is here to convey to you a closely guarded secret – great wine doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and a good location does most of the work for us.

WINE PROFILE

Satiny, rich and complex, Messengers of Nature Chardonnay features layers of pineapple, apricot and pear flavors that are perfectly balanced, bold and concentrated. The round, intense midpalate turns elegant and sophisticated as the wine glides across the tongue, and a kiss of vanilla oak and buttercream on the finish conveys a sense of richness and breadth.

 

FOOD COMBINATIONS

White-flesh fish, roast chicken in cream sauce, clam chowder, smoky cheeses such as Gouda, potato gratin, pasta salad.
 

CHARDONNAY PLUS

Chardonnay is the most adaptable and versatile white wine grape in the world, as well as being the most popular. In California, Chardonnay also wears the crown as queen of white wine varieties, planted in every corner of the state, producing a myriad of delicious wine styles.

Despite its popularity and wealth of plantings, California Chardonnay adapts incredibly well to the specific growing circumstances in which it’s planted. Messengers of Nature hails from an inland valley in the northern part of the state, giving it the ability to consistently develop rich, round flavors that provide immense up-front pleasure and hint at tropical fruit.

 

WINE SPECS

APPELLATION: California

VINTAGE: 2020

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay

WINEMAKING PROCESS: After harvest, Messengers of Nature grapes are whole-cluster pressed, then transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. To aid in complexity, a portion of the wine goes through a secondary fermentation and is aged in oak. Messengers of Nature is then fined, filtered and bottled to ensure consistency and quality in every bottle.

ALCOHOL: 13.9%

pH: 3.5

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 7 g/L