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Acero Chardonnay 2023

Acero Chardonnay 2023
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$38.00
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SKU: CH 23 AC

Why Acero?

Acero is the Spanish word for steel and it refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Specially selected for fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavors. The wine is then kept in the tank until bottling in early spring.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2023
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromatic, perfumed nose reminiscent of white flowers, jasmine, gardenia and apple blossoms. The palate is long, round and full-flavored, with balanced acidity and citrus flavors, scents of white peach andand orchard fruits like apple and pear. Easy to drink and perfect with foods like tapas, seafood and lighter dishes. I would recommend serving it at 46-48ºF.
Vineyard Notes
The Don Miguel Vineyard. Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family, this vineyard is located in the Green Valley — the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. The European-style high density of over 2,000 vines per acre provides low yields and requires intensive labor; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire better balance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse than with the traditional low density.
Production Notes
The grapes were harvested October 11-13, gently whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55 degrees F. After completing the primary fermentation, the wine was kept in stainless steel until bottled in March 2024.

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