Schug Carneros Chardonnay 2018 HALF (37.5cl)

£19.95

White, Sonoma, USA

In stock

Description

A fine, mid-weight Chardonnay from Claudia Schug and family in Carneros, California. It has lovely lemon citrus fruit expected of California, but is not quite as rich, being from the cooler coastal area rather than inland (where richer Chardonnays are often made). The Schug family are originally winemakers from Germany; their Californian estate was founded in 1980 after Claudia’s father Walter Schug worked as winemaker at another renowned California estate, Joseph Phelps.

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Additional information

Bottle Size

Half (37.5cl)

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Origin

USA, California

Vintage

2017

Cork or screwcap

Cork

Alcohol

14% ABV

Who makes this and where is it made?

Carneros is a vineyard area that straddles the South of both Napa County and Sonoma County. Claudia Schug and her siblings Axel and Andrea now run the Schug estate.

Tasting note

A medium bodied Chardonnay with tons of citrus fruit, and a creamy palate from the barrel fermentation. The flavour is reminiscent of lemon meringue pie.

Drink dates

Drink now or keep till 2022

Ideas for drinking/ food mathcing

This wine will stand up to lots of flavour and would be perfect with the likes of veal, fowl, rich seafood and creamy sauces

Vegan

Organic

Technical details

Made from 100% Barrel-aged Chardonnay, this wine was fermented and aged on its lees (“sur-lie”) in 50% small French oak barrels, with new oak introduced. Malo-lactic fermentation was not induced.