Morgan Metallico Chardonnay

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$26.99
SKU:
545664
Last Updated:
01/20/2023 14:40:33
State / Region:
CALIFORNIA
Varietal:
CHARDONNAY
Color:
WHITE
Origin Classes:
USA
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Metallico is Chardonnay in the purest form, without an overlay of oak or malo lactic fermentation to mask any of its fruit expression. Aromatics, intense fruit character and bright acidity are the goals here. This vintage of Metallico is composed of fruit from the Santa Lucia Highland and Arroyo Seco AVAs. The climate in the Arroyo Seco appellation is slightly warmer than our Highlands estate, and the blend exhibits lush fruit.

The 2011 growing season was even longer than most in Monterey County. Harvest was a bit behind schedule due to the cool spring and summer weather that the Central Coast experienced. Those same conditions, though, allowed for slow, gentle ripening; resulting in fully developed varietal character in every grape. The grapes for this bottling were harvested on September 30th and November 3rd.

Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed. After pressing, the juice was cold tank fermented, retaining the essential bright fruit and floral characteristics. The wine was not allowed to go through a secondary, malo-lactic fermentation and saw no oak aging, thus preserving the natural acidity and fruit flavors.

Metallicos aromatics are intense with pear, lemon-lime and nectarine. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of honeysuckle, peach and citrus. Crisp, food-friendly acidity keeps this special wine refreshing and bright.

Region Description

(shar dohn nay)—This noble grape’s reputation was established in France, particularly in the Burgundy region, and the highly prized Chardonnay wines from Chablis, Mâcon, Mersault, and Pouilly-Fuissé are imitated by winemakers around the world. Generally an oaked wine (whether from expensive oak barrels or a quick soak in oak chips), its fruity aromas and flavors range from apple in the cooler regions to tropical fruits such a pineapple in the warmer regions. It can also display subtle earthy aromas, such as mushroom or minerals. It has a medium to high acidity and is generally full-bodied. Classical Chardonnay wines are dry. Chardonnay is also an important grape in the Champagne district where it's picked before fully ripe and while it still has high acid and understated fruit flavors—the perfect combination for champagne. California has adopted this grape with a fervor and there are some 200 wineries producing Chardonnay wines in other parts of the United States. Chardonnay has also seen a tremendous planting surge in Australia, and new vineyards are being planted in Italy, Lebanon, New Zealand, Spain, and South Africa.

Last Updated:
01/20/2023 14:40:33
State / Region:
CALIFORNIA
Varietal:
CHARDONNAY
Color:
WHITE
Origin Classes:
USA
RR_BOPIS_Shipment:
true
RR_BOPIS_InStorePickup:
true
RR_BOPIS_CurbsidePickup:
true
Bacchus Price:
13.99
Bacchus Product:
False