Tasting notes: Seaglass Chardonnay Unoaked
Seaglass Chardonnay Unoaked. This dry Chardonnay captures the cool-climate terroir of Santa Barbara County at its best. Stone fruit aromas segue to flavours of green apple. And zesty citrus on the palate, framed by a lively, refreshing finish. 95% Chardonnay, 5% Chenin Blanc
This clean, unoaked style of Chardonnay is elegant and lean, this is the perfect complement for light pastas, grilled fish or summer salads.
Seaglass Wine Company gets its name from the shards of glass that are polished—over decades—into beautiful, gems by the natural ebb and flow of wind, sea and fog. Therefore their wines encapsulate the ocean air, the sandy coastline and the fresh acidity of cool-climate fruit along the Central Coast. In other words, crafted from wind-swept vines that give them nuanced flavours in the cellar and complex notes in the glass. So their wines are an unmistakable expression of California’s coastal vineyards.
Los Alamos Vineyard rests just 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County. Parallel to the region’s unusual east-west coastal range, whose valleys usher wind and fog across the vines each day. Perhaps most notable for its soil, Los Alamos is comprised almost entirely of sand. That is to say the soil heats up quickly, initiating bud beak earlier than neighbouring sites and affording the grapes more time to develop their signature concentrated flavours.
However to preserve the vibrant coastal character of the Chardonnay grapes, this dry wine was crafted without any oak influence. Firstly the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks, this Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation. This allows the pure flavour of the fruit to shine through. As a result, an alluring combination of tropical aromas, rich flavours, refreshing acidity and a vibrant mouthfeel.
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