AVA Grace Chardonnay 2015
Pair this wine with grilled cayenne prawns over risotto or a rustic, garden vegetable soup.
AVA Grace celebrates the delicate beauty and rich terrain of the vineyard where sunshine, soil, and vibrant flavors abound. AVA, meaning life, is truly the inspiration behind the collection. The life found weaving in and out of the vines everyday add layers of depth and complexity to each varietal, from how long the grapes were touched by the sun to the fragrant wildflowers blooming freely throughout. AVA Grace promises graceful moments with every long-lasting sip.
California’s most praised white wine, Chardonnay is also the state’s most planted white grape variety. Diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles.
Chardonnay planted in the cooler, coastal zones takes on bright characteristics like lemon zest, key lime, green apple and wet flint. For this style, look to the chilly Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley.
The inland zones of California’s coast, such as the Russian River, Sonoma, Napa and Livermore Valleys maintain a more Goldilocks-esque climate where both styles go. Early picking retains acidity and creates a leaner style but leaving the grapes to hang creates an approachable Chardonnay, balancing richness and finesse.