Crisp green apples, tropical fruit, and crème brûlée aromatics also appear on the palate with tutti-frutti berry fruit and a hint of toastiness. The crisp acidity, and creamy mid palate from the extended yeast contact creates a wonderful refreshing mouth-feel.
The Tondre’ vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, south of Salinas and west of Gonzales, has become well known for it’s pinot noir over the years; and like pinot noir, chardonnay thrives best in cooler areas. The cooler climate allows the flavours to mature without gaining excessive sugar, and maintaining the crisp acidity that classic white wines demand. We findit pairs nicely with Baked Clams Oreganata.