Never seeing the inside of an oak barrel, Mer Soleil Silver is a pure, clean expression of Chardonnay. The wine is fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and small concrete tanks that are imported from Burgundy, France. Fermentation temperatures are kept stable while allowing a small amount of oxygen contact. The result: enhanced flavor development that is similar to aging in an oak barrel - but without the oak.
A pale yellow hue, the wine is well balanced with Fair in color and fresh from start to finish, the wine opens up with aromas of flower blossoms, crisp pears and a hint of honeysuckle. Bright citrus evokes the clean taste of Meyer lemons. On the palate, the wine is round and layered, with an acidity and depth that belie its unoaked character. The finish brings a lingering freshness that creates a perfect complement to salads, grilled seafood, tomato-based dishes and fresh oysters - and leaves a brightness in the mouth that leaves you wanting another sip.