2018 Merchant Chardonnay
Like many Italian families, food is central to our lifestyle. In the early years, traditional dishes were cooked for the many visitors and celebrations that took place at the winery. Legend has it, when there weren't any bowls big enough to combine the spaghetti and meatball sauce, it was common practise to mix them in the bathtub.
Fruit aromas are of peach, pear, lemon and lime. Toasty French oak adds complexity to the nose but sits behind the fruit in a supporting role. The palate and mouthfeel are textural and long. Citrus and peach fruit flavours harmonise with the oak and acid backbone.
Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.