“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series - Vintner’s Chardonnay

“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series - Vintner’s Chardonnay

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here Our “Getting to Know Our Wines” series continues today with a wine the Water 2 Wine-DTC crew will be enjoying a lot of next week.  The team of winemakers at Water 2 Wine-DTC are off to Napa for a wine competition, and since Chardonnay is the king of the whites in Napa, they’ll be seeing (and drinking) a lot of it next week!  Remember, this week’s featured wine is available at our winery in Greenwood Village, today ONLY, for a 10% discount.  Today’s Featured Wine is: Vintner’s Chardonnay Just as Cabernet Sauvignon has become the king of the red grapes, Chardonnay has taken the lead for the first-class, high-quality white wines.  In addition to being extremely popular, Chardonnay is easy to grow and quite versatile.  The wide range of growing soils as well as the wine maker both makes for a diverse spectrum of Chardonnays with varying characteristics.  This Chardonnay is from the Sonoma valley, north of San Francisco and west of Napa Valley.  Sonoma has consistently gained popularity since the 1970s and has carved out a vast market in the California wine industry.  Sonoma’s wine making history is traced back to the 1820s when the original vineyards were planted by the Franciscan Monks.  Sonoma has come a long way and has changed significantly since the Monks began planting Mission Grapes which did not even produce good quality red table wines.  Sonoma has built a worldwide reputation and leads Napa in acreage for the Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels it produces. Chardonnays can be very different from one to another and can boast a broad range of aromas and flavors.  Many of the California Chardonnays will have the butter or oak overtones while others can have the light fruit flavors of apple, pear, melon and citrus notes.  This particular Chardonnay does not go through malolactic fermentation, so it does not exhibit all the big buttery qualities of some Chardonnays.  Instead, this Chardonnay is very crisp and light with strong, yet subtle, fruit tones. We think you will notice flavors of apple and pear with some citrus and a long, crisp finish.   This wine pairs nicely with heavy cream dishes, butter based dishes, pork, seafood and poultry. Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below:http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/preservative-free-wine-getting-to-know-our-wines-vintners-chardonnay




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