MONTES CLASSIC Chardonnay
This 100% Chardonnay wine is fermented in oak barrels and in stainless steel. Half of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation under strictly controlled conditions to maintain fruity aromas and encourage complexity in the wine. Pale greeny-gold in color, its aroma combines butteriness, vanilla and tropical fruit. A fresh wine; fruity, with good body and balance; creamy and complex mid-palate, with an elegant finish.
2010Wine Advocate87 pointsFeb. 20122008Wine Spectator85 pointsMay 31, 20102008Robert Parker87 pointsJun. 20092007Wine Spectator85 pointsFeb. 2009
Wine and Food Attributes
Floral, honeysuckle, peach, lite acidity, lite oak only adding to texture. Seafood, delicate.
The oak on our Classic Chardonnay is minimal and so well integrated that it is only perceptible as a richer mouthfeel. The wine will stand up nicely to white fish like halibut, trout or sole. Butter and herb sauces, meunier, will be great matches. Salads and dishes with pungent cheeses like Roquefort will intensify the fruit and floral aspects of the wine.