Norton Chardonnay Barrel Select 2019 750ml
The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 30% of this Chardonnay is aged in French oak barrels before blending.
Notes: Greenish yellow with golden hues. Aromas of green apples and tropical fruit. Complexity given by notes of vanilla, coconut, toast and a smoked touch.
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
- Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
- Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
- Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.