Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015 75cl

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Country USA
Region California
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 14.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink now or within two years
Food Match rich seafood like lobster, crab and salmon
Style Intense, focused and complex.

The 2014 Unfiltered Chardonnay was 100 percent barrel fermented using indigenous yeasts. The wine was then aged for a total of 12 months in French oak barrels, 30 percent of which were new. During maturation every barrel was hand-stirred weekly to re-suspend the sediment, a technique that protects the wine from oxidation and creates added complexity. The individual lots were then blended and bottled unfiltered.

Intense, focused and complex. Pink grapefruit, fresh fig and pear aromas are enhanced by elements of spice and vanilla, contributing additional depth and intrigue. Flavours of lemon curd, marzipan and white peach evolve in the mouth, enlivened by beautifully balanced natural acidity.

Country Of Origin: USA
The single square mile of hillside pioneered by the Newtons in 1977 is an impressive site, with expansive vistas of Napa Valley and beyond.

The terraced mountain estate has less than one-fifth of its total 560 acres planted to vines at elevations ranging from 500 to 1,600 feet above sea level. The non-farmed acreage remains in its native forested state providing natural habitat for indigenous wildlife.

Each of the distinctive vineyard blocks is planted to a specific Bordeaux variety with an emphasis on Cabernet Sauvignon.

These parcels reflect distinct soil types, sun exposures and individual microclimates. The blocks are fermented separately to contribute complexity to the final blended wine. The blocks are set among the native vegetation to preserve the ecosystem of the hillside.

The dominant feature of this remarkable site appears at the vineyard’s highest point where a single tree crowns the ridge line. This lone pine, over 100 feet tall and visible from many points in Napa Valley, is called Pino Solo. An enduring icon, Pino Solo appears on the label of Newton wines, a mark designating singular wines created from a singular passion.

The winery was designed and built to blend into the mountain and includes elements of the founders’ native lands interwoven with the California environment — roses, a pagoda, a Chinese red gate, lanterns, a London phone booth and English gardens.

Country Of Origin: USA

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