Giaconda vineyard was established by Rick Kinzbrunner, a mechanical engineer who became interested in wine in the early 1970's. Rick then spent the next ten years working in the industry, travelling and following his passion for wine. After a brief stint in New Zealand, he studied at Davis University in California and worked at some of the most respected wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys (namely Stag's Leap, Simi and Matanzas Creek). In Europe he worked for the Moueix group in Bordeaux, co-owner of the fabled Chateau Petrus.
Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to the Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.
Powerful, rich and certain to please those looking for a full flavoured chardonnay. Citrus notes, a touch funky with struck match, grapefruit pith and orange zest coming together in a mouth filling punch of flavour. An assertive full-throttle chardonnay with perfectly judged acidity and phenolic structure that lingers on the palate.
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