Chardonnay-2022 Monterey County
Our Monterey County Chardonnay is as embled from specially selected vineyards, primarily in the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations . Each selected vineyard contributes unique aromas and flavors creating a Chardonnay of extraordinary character and finesse. At Bernardus we follow traditional Burgundian methods to create a Chardonnay of the highest quality . At harvest, all our grapes are hand harvested after careful evaluation for ripeness . The grapes are then gently pressed to obtain the highest quality juice. All of our Chardonnay undergoes a malo-lactic fermentation, and our barrel s are hand stirred every two week s until shortly before blending and bottling.
The Bernardus 2022 Monterey Chardonnay exhibits aromas of mango, apple and vanilla. The pallet has focused flavors of melon, tropical fruits and peach with hints of citrus . The finish is supported by a crisp acidity, this wine is a great example of a refreshing and modern California Chardonnay .
Vineyard Appellations : Arroyo Seco 64% Santa Lucia Highlands 29% Carneros 6% Carmel Valley 1% Coopers : Sirugue Billon and Trust, 23% new oak