A powerful and expressive nose with gorgeous aromas of brioche,
peach blossom, candied orange, lemon oil, and dried apricot.
Multiple layers of vanilla, toasted hazelnut, meringue and subtle
white truffle create an intense bouquet. Texturally, the wine
displays harmony and complexity with a creamy, balanced and
lingering perfumed finish. This vintage of Cuvée Indigène will age
and continue to express its potential for two decades, much like
its Burgundian cousins from Corton-Charlemagne.
"Greenish gold. Pungent aromas of dried pear, lemon pith, saffron and smoky lees, with slow-building minerality and a touch of peat. Densely packed but energetic, offering lively orchard and citrus fruit flavors and an exotic floral quality. The peaty note resonates strongly on the finish, which hangs on with impressive tenacity. For all its power, this chardonnay conveys a sense of weightlessness."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2009 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene is a totally seamless wine graced with endless layers of apricots, peaches, white flowers and spices, all of which come together beautifully in the glass. The substantial weight of the old Wente clones blast through on the fat, creamy finish."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni