2018 Maddalena Chardonnay, Monterey
Quality begins in the vineyards. The Riboli Family established estate vineyards in Paso Robles in order to ensure the ultimate level of grape quality. The Paso Robles appellation of San Luis Obispo County provides a dry climate with warm days and cool nights. Fully mature grapes concentrate ripe flavors and aromas.
This dedication to quality continues in the cellar, where winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques, such as barrel fermentation, malolatic fermentation, less stirring, and sur lie aging. All vineyard lots are fermented separately to preserve the individual flavors and terroir of each parcel of land. After fermentation, careful blending creates the greatest degree of complexity and ensures consistency of style from vintage-to-vintage.
Maddalena Chardonnay greets the nose with an array of ripe fruit aromas, including citrus, guava, and orange peel. The round mouth shows depth and body, complemented by forward flavors of tropical fruit. A touch of spicy oak adds complexity. Balanced acidity creates structure and a long, complex finish.
Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.
Maddalen Chardonnay comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted French and 20% American oak barrels.
Our Maddalena Chardonnay is best paired with roasted walnuts, goat cheese, or mussels.
- Sarmento Vineyard, Loma Vista Vineyard
- Primary Grape Variety
- 24 months
- 0.59 g/L