Wente Vineyards Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018 75cl 13.5% ABV
Wente Vineyards Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay, California, USA
This White Wine is bright and crisp flavours of pear, melon, citrus and green apple are balanced by subtle hints of toasty oak, and vanilla from barrel ageing. With mouth-filling body, lingering minerality and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a long, refreshing finish.
Since 1883, five generations of Wente family have handcrafted fine wines that express the very best of their vineyards and wine-making expertise. Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay and lured inland by Livermore Valley’s unique EastWest orientation.
This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Planted on various Wente clones, each vineyard block is farmed and harvested separately which maximises quality and adds an elegant complexity to the wine. Recognised as “California’s First Family of Chardonnay”, Wente family was the first in California to produce a variety labelled Chardonnay in 1936 made from heritage Wente clones.
Today, nearly 80% of the Chardonnay vineyards in California are planted with the Wente clone, which originated from their family’s estate.