Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay (750ml)
CheeseChickenWarm Vegetable Dishes
C.H. Wente came to America in the late 1800s from Hamburg Germany, learned to make wine from a German by the name of Charles Krug in the Napa Valley, and in 1883 established his first 47 acre Estate and Winery. He chose the Livermore Valley as it was famed for its excellent soils and climate. In 1908, C.H. planted the first Chardonnay vines in the Livermore Valley. In 1912, second generation and a UC Davis student, Ernest Wente, persuaded his father and founder, C.H. Wente, to import Chardonnay cuttings from a well-known vine nursery, F. Richter Nursery in Montpellier, France, to the Livermore Valley.
Fast forward to the group of fifth generation winegrowers and Karl, Christine, Jordan, Aly, and Niki Wente are actively working in various roles in the winery from operations, viticulture, and marketing, passionately continuing the family tradition of sustainable farming and producing the best-quality wines.
On the nose, aromas of green apple and tropical fruits, balanced by subtle oak, cinnamon. On the palate, those flavours carry through with added warm, baking spice and vanilla. Pair this with warm vegetables dishes, chicken, or a selection of cheese.
Made from 95% Chardonnay, and 5% Gewurztraminer, the grapes come from vineyards located in the Central Coast. 50% of this wine was barrel fermented in French, American and Eastern European oak, and the other 50% was aged in stainless steel tanks.