Hess Shirtail Creek Chardonnay (750ml)
The Hess Family Wine Estates has vineyards and wineries in California, Argentina and South Africa. Their wine stories began on the volcanic slopes of Mount Vedeer in Napa Valley, California in 1978 and has grown steadily since that time. Along with its mountain vineyards, Hess Wines has won acclaim for its other estate vineyards in Pope Valley and near the Carneros growing region of the Napa Valley and has long-standing partnerships on the North Coast with family-focused growers who share Donald Hess vision of sustainability and quality. Hess Wines offers three distinct tiers of wines from Mount Veeder, from Napa Valley, and Hess Select, which sources fruit from the North and Central Coasts of California. The Hess Collection Shirtail Ranches wines are are carefully crafted to complement a diversity of cuisines and are equally at ease as an aperitif or at the bar; making them great wines for on premise as well as for when you are hosting a dinner party!
The 352 acre Shirtail Creek estate vineyard takes advantage of Monterey’s cooling fog and Pacific coastal breezes, drawn across the Gabilan Mountains into the Salinas Valley, creating an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay. The moderate temperatures lengthen the growing season, allowing the fruit to evolve with layers of distinct Central Coast flavors. This Chardonnay is fermented and aged in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation and just a whisper of oak influence from some ageing in 5% new barrels.
A touch tropical, this Chardonnay is crisp and clean, bright with balanced acidity, that lets the signature lemon-lime and a touch of apple flavours of Monterey shine through. Tropical aromas with ripe gala apple, lemon zest and a kiss of oak.