Region produced in – Arroyo Seco and Monterey County – The Chardonnay for 2014 Painter Bridge was grown in the Central Coast of California from the appellations of Arroyo Seco in Monterey and San Benito. Both areas are cool and windy, producing flavorful and richly-textured wines.
Types of grapes in wine – 92% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier
Characteristics of wine – The Chardonnay was fermented in older French oak barrels to enhance the palate richness while retaining the natural fruit flavours. To enhance the floral and citrus fruitiness of Painter Bridge Chardonnay, a touch of Viognier from Monterey County was added to the blend.
Look – Pale yellow
Smell – Floral with hint of natural fruit flavours
Taste – Citrus fruitiness
Finish – Delightfully full-flavored with pretty, forward fruit aromas creating a pleasant, quaffable Chardonnay.
Food Pairing – Due to the wide range of styles, Chardonnay has the potential to be paired with a diverse spectrum of food types. Enjoy as an aperitif with toasted baguette slices with brie cheese, or with roasted chicken or trout almondine.