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2020 Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay

United StatesWhiteHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 95.00 AUD

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Sourced overwhelmingly from estate-grown fruit at Domaine de la Côte, the 2020 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonny brims with the energy and brightness that is the hallmark of our appellation. Buttressed with fruit from Rinconada and Patterson vineyards, two north-facing sites with rich-clay soils, the careful combination offers up our very favorite vintage of this wine to date. The grapes were crushed before pressing into neutral 500L puncheons. The wine underwent an indigenous fermentation with no additions or adjustments. After 10 months in puncheon, the wine was racked to tank and bottled after an additional 4 months without filtration.

Region - United States

Type - White

Year - 2020

Winery - Best of the USA

Grape - Chardonnay

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A stunningly beautiful and exciting wine, the 2020 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is bright and sculpted, brimming with citrus, green pear, chalk, and white pepper overtones. The mid-palate is incredibly rich and focused and the finish is marked by minerality and mouthwatering acidity.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, Lean and Crisp, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Pepper, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Chardonnay

One of the most planted, versatile and popular white varieties in the world. As a stand alone grape, Chardonnay is not the most interesting, nor complex varietal out there...but in the hands of a great winemaker it can be turned into one of the world's greatest pleasures! From the best bubbles of Champagne, to the lean, unoaked and mineral expressions of Chablis and the opulent, oaked and complex whites of Burgundy, Chardonnay is responsible for making some of the greatest expressions of white wine on the planet.