Au Bon Climat

Au Bon Climat Nuits Blanches Chardonnay

$115.00

VARIETY/TYPE

Chardonnay

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13.5%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Rich, Textured, Lemon Confit, Pineapple, Mint, New Oak

Nose: Brioche, Citrus, Honeysuckle, Pear, White Peach

Pairing: Chicken, Turkey, Scallops, Quiche Lorraine, Rabbit, Paté

THE VARIETY

Chardonnay

With roots that stem back to the Burgundy region in France, Chardonnay  is often regarded as  the greatest and most versatile white wine in the world. Now grown in a large array of climates, the varietal’s expression varies greatly, depending on the terrier. Cooler climates like Chablis create a lighter bodied wine with citrus notes and subtle minerality. Warmer climates, on the other hand, like Margaret River produce more generous and tropical wines. Seafood is a popular pairing. But Chardonnay also goes beautifully with warm and cold salads, cheese boards and white meats.

THE REGION

Santa Maria

Located on California's central coast, Santa Maria Valley is surrounded by mountains and spectacular forests. Famous for its beauty, it is also known as one of the world's most dynamic wine regions. The unique Mediterranean climate and diverse geography allow for Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay to thrive exceptionally well here.