The Crusher Unoaked Chardonnay (750ml)
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The Crusher wines are the product of a partnership between two established Californian winemaking families, Sebastiani and Wilson. The grapes are sourced from Clarksburg, an appellation only 20 miles East of Napa Valley, near Sacramento where similar diurnal temperature fluctuations – cool nights and hot days, produce balanced and concentrated wines. Unlike Napa, land is still relatively affordable here, so the wines offer excellent quality and value. The Crusher wines undergo wild yeast fermentation, from yeasts naturally present in environment; these indigenous yeasts produce subtly nuanced wines and express the local terroir.
The Crusher Unoaked Chardonnay bursts with tropical pineapple, fresh lemon, ripe stone fruit, and vanilla custard notes. No oak influence is needed to add structure to this wine. This wine has a rich palate with an excellent balance of juicy fruit flavors, rich texture, and bright acidity. This is an easy wine to drink on its own but also makes a versatile partner for delicate seafood dishes, fried fish, smoked salmon, salads or avocado toast drizzled with lime and sea salt.
This vintage of the Crusher Unoaked Chardonnay is made from grapes from vineyards in Lodi (69%) and Clarksburg (31%). The juice was fermented in stainless steel and underwent malolactic fermentation and lees stirring. The wine does not see any oak treatment or aging during the winemaking process and it bottled fresh and made for early consumption.