Meiomi Chardonnay 2014

Meiomi Chardonnay 2014

A blend of Chardonnay grapes from three distinct regions; with three quarters of the grapes coming from Monterey and Sonoma, evenly split, the Monterey fruit contributing ripe stone fruit and a creamy character and the Sonoma grapes bringing crisp apple and a lean minerality. The remaining quarter comes from Santa Barbara, its warmer climate brings exotic sweet spice and lively tropical fruit flavours to the blend. Each lot was kept separate in the winery so they could tailor the winemaking techniques to enhance the unique regional nuances. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, retaining vibrant fruit to contrast against rich, textural oak characteristics. All blend components underwent a malolactic fermentation and some of the wine was aged for about six months in oak. Bright, layered with tropical and stone fruit mixing with notes of honey and butterscotch.
United States
Sonoma Coast
2013 - 2030

Sonoma Coast region of United States


Dominant in Eastern France Chardonnay produces all great white Burgundies, Chablis and is a major grape varietal used for many Champagnes. It even takes its name from a village in the Mâconnais. The success and versatility of Chardonnay has resulted in it being grown across other wine producing nations, with particular success in Australia.

The characteristics of a great Chardonnay wine vary depending on the climate it is grown. In a cool climate (Chablis, Champagne) it is a steely wine, medium to light in body, with high acidity and green fruit notes. In medium, slightly warmer regions there are more citrus notes with buttery and honey characteristics. Then with hot climes you will find strong tropical fruit with lower acidity.

Chardonnay is almost always dry, and has a close affinity with oak. Typically the acids found in Chardonnay make it a strong wine for ageing, with the acids acting as a natural preservative. 

Salads & Vegetables
This wine would suit Caesar, chicken, egg, fish or seafood salad. Would also work well with root vegetables such as carrots, onions and parsnips.
Fish & Seafood
Seafood and firm white fish such as plaice, skate and sole are good matches for this wine. You could also pair this wine with a clam chowder, kedgeree and smoked fish.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with fish based sauces or ones that are light and creamy such as hollandaise. You could also go for a nice parsley sauce or pesto base.
Whether it's grilled, barbecued, baked or casseroled this wine works with white meats such as chicken, turkey and pork but it also suits duck and veal. 
Herbs & Spices
Works with big flavours such as coriander, fennel, garlic and ginger but will also work with basil, parsley or tarragon.
Spicy Foods
A great wine to enjoy with Thai, Chinese and light Indian dishes such as a Korma.
Matches well to Brie and Camembert but is very well suited to mozzarella and some mature Cheddars. 
Bottle 75cl:
- Earn 18 points -
Case of 1:
- Earn 108 points -
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