Legend of Dracula Chardonnay 2018
- Variety: 100% Chardonnay
- Appelation: Dealurile Munteniei GI
- Vintage: 2015
- Yield: 5400 kg/ha
- Oak aging: no
- Alcohol content (vol%): 13,0
ORIGIN: The wine is prepared entirely from grapes of Chardonnay variety coming from the Dealu Mare which is the homeland of red wines in Romania, the seventh largest country producer of grapes in the world.
WINE MAKING PROCESS: Carefully harvested, the 5 French clones of Chardonnay grapes were pressed and cold settled, with 2-3 h skin contact to extract tropical flavours and aromas. Both neutral and aromatic yeast strains were used, along with cool fermentation temperatures, which assisted in savoring the aromatics and preserving the freshness of the wine. Various parcels were left on yeast lees to undergone malolactic fermentation, while others were immediately racked. The wines were then blended and gently fined before being bottled.
TASTING: Bright pale yellow with a floral aroma and nuances of citrics. Fresh, with a good balance between the acidity and the round ness, smooth body and long aftertaste. It is recommended to be served at 6-8°C, along with fish and sea foods, Asian dishes, appetizers as well as chicken meal and white sauce plates.