2012 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay
The best Italian Chardonnay hails from the cool climate region of Alto Adige. Almost always made in an un-oaked fashion, it is a wine that expresses the pure minerality of Chardonnay with beautiful acidity and crisp fruit flavours. The 2012 Leggiero offers up a balance of apple, meyer lemon rind and ripe orchard fruit. The palate is harmonious with a great burst of lemon puff and apple on the mid-palate that plays into a medium length mineral infused finish.
To play off the complexity of flavours and textures, enjoy this wine with a variety of seafood dishes. Fresh BC oysters, Salt Spring Mussels steamed in a light lemon grass and ginger broth, or seared local rock cod topped with a fresh herb butter and squeeze of lemon will all match delightfully.
Glacio Fluvial: Silt and Gravel mix, Alluvial deposit and Sand
|Age of Vines:||12+ years|
|Yield:||2.8 tons per acre|
|Aging:||5 months in Stainless Steel|