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Scheid District 7 Chardonnay

£14.99

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Scheid District 7 ChardonnayScheid District 7 Chardonnay comes from a vineyard at Greenfeld where the morning fog lingers to protect the vines from the heat of the sun. Oak aged to impart texture, vanilla oak and butterscotch to supplement the citrus and pear fruit.

California is divided into 17 grape crush districts, encompassing a wide range of climate, terrain and soil types. District 7 is situated in Monterey County that hugs the coast of California with a wide range of climate, terrain and soil types. It also has the longest growing season in California, a result of the chilled marine air from the Monterey Bay that rushes down the Salinas Valley each day. This longer ‘hang time’ gives the wine freshness, elegance and balance.

Sauvignon Blanc is ultra-sensitive to climate and grapes from vineyards that are just a few miles apart can impart very different taste characteristics. The brisk and windy conditions in the northern estate vineyard bring out the grassy and herbal traits of this varietal, while the estate vineyard located about 20 miles south, which has a little more sunshine and warmth, brings out the fruity melon flavours.

Producer Website: www.scheidvineyards.com

Vintage: 2015
Grape: Chardonnay
Region: Monterey, California
ABV: 13.5%