Chardonnay, Bogle Vineyards 2013, California, America

Country: America

Colour / Style: White

Advent Calendar Day: December 11th

California is the largest and most important wine region in the United States. Occupying the southern two-thirds of the country’s west coast, it spans almost ten degrees of latitude and 850 miles of coastline. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, the state’s topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir.

Hand crafting wine is something Bogle winemakers have done for nearly 40 years now. With passion for both the art and science of making wine, Bogle create delicious wines to grace your table. The Bogle family takes advantage of many unique growing regions across the state of California, Clarksburg and Lodi being the most famous. These fields are tended under Bogle’s watchful eye and the fruit harvested from them adds diverse and complex flavours to their wines.

Clarksburg is the AVA that Bogle calls home, farming there for over 100 years. The combination of the fertile clay and pea soil, coupled with warm days and cooling breezes from the San Francisco Bay, this is a wonderful growing region for many varietals including Merlot, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Petite Sirah and Riesling.

Clarksburg Chardonnay’s signature apple and pear notes flourish in the incredible aromas and first sips of this wine. The rich, round entry is full of fruit, including touches of tropical pineapple and guava. The elegant and creamy mouthfeel wraps around the fruit and leads to spicy notes of nutmeg and toasty vanilla, left behind by over 8 months of gaining in American oak. There is perfectly-balanced acidity, which makes sure that it finishes clean and fresh, making you ready for another sip. It’s a superb wine!

Food matching ideas for Bogle Vineyards’ Chardonnay include:

· The finish leaves with crispness and balanced acidity, creating a wine perfect for pairing with nearly every kind of food.