Wolffer Chardonnay Perle 2014 750ml
SKU 783543

Wolffer Chardonnay Perle 2014

Wolffer - New York - United States - Long Island - The Hamptons

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Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Chardonnay Perle comes in at 13.4% alcohol. This elegant Chardonnay is impeccably balanced, handling its wood beautifully. The fruit slices through the wood nicely and it seems rather lively and refreshing for an oaked white. It is never fat or bombastic. It is always understated and fresh. It won't impress on first taste, but the more you sit with it, the more you'll like it for its impeccable balance. It is the perfect food wine. Gentle and harmonious, it still tightens on the finish with air and warmth. It seems to be a cut above the norm in its youth. Its balance and structure should let it age gracefully. It is a very nice value. For the moment, it is well worth leaning up. Note, though, that these can age and improve. As nice as it is now, it should be better this time next year.

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Winery: Wolffer

Varietal: Chardonnay

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.

Region: New York

Whilst not as well known as certain other United States wine regions, the wines of New York state have plenty to offer, and are packed full of unique characteristics which are gaining popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. New York state enjoys a fine climate for the growing of certain Old World grape varietals – notably those from Germany and central France - and boasts a fine array of excellent hybrid grapes ideal for the cooler, damper weather the state receives. New York state also has a wine heritage which stretches back several hundred years, and certain regions within the area can be traced back to the original Dutch settlers from the 17th century. This mixture of history and innovation still effects the wine production which characterizes the region today, where you'll find traditional wine-making techniques sitting comfortably alongside modern technologies and palates.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.