Acero Chardonnay 2016
Acero is the Spanish word for steel and it refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Especially selected for fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavors. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in the tank until bottling in early spring.
The aromas are classic from the See clone: expansive, fresh and floral, reminiscent of rose petals and jasmine with elegant notes of Golden Delicious apple and Asian pear. The mouthfeel is full-flavored and chewy but also flinty, mineral, like wet pebbles. Easy to drink and perfect with foods like tapas, seafood and light dishes. I would recommend serving it at 46-48 F.