Gnarly Head Chardonnay (750ml)
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Gnarly Head wines began with a vision and a vine. In 2004, on a mission to make a serious Zinfandel, their winemakers journeyed to Lodi in central California in search of old vine Zinfandel vineyards. Grown in the head-trained, spur-pruned method for over a century, these vigorous gnarled vines produced more ripened red fruit than they had ever seen. They took it as a challenge to create the biggest, boldest Zinfandel they had ever made. The result was authentic, structured wines. The winery selects grapes from some of the best vineyards in Northern California to produce wines in the Gnarly house style- big and juicy.
On the nose, bright, citrus aromas with some honeydew melon and added toasty oak. On the palate, those flavours are echoed with citrus, apple, and a touch of vanilla. Pair with richer, chicken dishes, lobster rolls, or your favourite seafood dish.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, the grapes come from vines grown in selected vineyards within Lodi and Monterey. The grapes are harvested in the early morning hours so they remain cool before being delivered immediately to the winery to be pressed off the skins and racked into fermenters. After fermentation, 25% of the Chardonnay undergoes malolactic fermentation. Each lot is aged separately before blending.