Chardonnay, 2016. Mezzacorona

Chardonnay, 2016. Mezzacorona

Item #: C0917W1II
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyard/Appellation: Dolomiti I.G.T., Italy
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Peach, Pear and Apple
Palate: Hints of Pear and Apple
Finish: Lovely Apple and Citrus
Rating: 94
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2019/Seafood, Vegetarian/Alcohol: 13.0%

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Mezzacorona's Chardonnay never ceases to amaze us every time we taste it. The quality always exceeds the price.

The wine comes from the spectacular Alto Adige area of Northeastern Italy, in the famed Dolomite region. The terrain is basically all rocks and hills - perfect for growing grapes, and little else.

Because the vines need to struggle to find water, then send their roots deeper into the soil. So above ground, they build stronger branches and absorb more nutrients into the grapes.

Mezzacorona was founded in 1904 and is considered the producer of one of the best Pinot Grigio in Italy. Yet, it's their Chardonnay that turns heads every time we pour it, and the usual response is "more please."

That's because it's exactly what Chardonnay should be. There is the unmistakable character of peach, apple and pear, unobscured by excessive oak or alcohol, in every sip. And every sip invites another.

The color is light and cheerful, offering sparkling flashes as the light makes the wine glisten. The characteristic nose that signals the lovely tropical fruit flavors to follow is both a hint and a lure.

The wine offers pure, unabashed satisfaction, with its plethora of fruit, lingering mid-palate, and amazing finish that just won't go away. Delizioso!

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