Beringer Chardonnay Est 750ml
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Chardonnay is a white wine grape variety with green skin that is utilized in the manufacture of white wine. The grape variety was developed in the Burgundy wine area of eastern France, but it is now planted all over the world, from England to New Zealand, where wine is made. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy way to get into the worldwide wine market for new and expanding wine areas.
The Chardonnay grape itself is flavorless, with many of the notes that are popularly associated with the wine acquired from factors such as terroir and oak aging. It is vinified in a variety of styles, ranging from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France, to the oaky, tropical fruit-flavored wines of the New World. With a medium to light body, prominent acidity, and flavors of green plum, apple, and pear, Chardonnay wines produced in chilly regions (such as Chablis and the Carneros AVA of California) tend to be medium to light in body with obvious acidity and notes of green plum, apple, and pear. Temperature-dependent flavors (such as those found in the Adelaide Hills and Mornington Peninsula in Australia, as well as the Gisborne and Marlborough region of New Zealand) become more prominent in warmer climates, while in extremely warm climates (such as the Central Coast AVA of California), fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango become more prominent. Wines that have undergone malolactic fermentation feature softer acidity and fruit aromas, as well as a buttery texture and hints of hazelnut.
Chardonnay is a key component of numerous sparkling wines across the world, notably Champagne and Franciacorta in Italy, which are both made from the grape.
The popularity of Chardonnay reached its zenith in the late 1980s, only to be followed by a backlash among wine aficionados who considered the grape as a major negative component of the globalization of wine. With 210,000 hectares (520,000 acres) of land under cultivation globally, it is the second most extensively planted white wine grape variety after Airén, and the fifth most extensively planted of all wine grape kinds.
Chardonnay is a versatile grape that can be used to produce practically every type of wine, from dry still wines to sparkling wines to sweet late harvest wines and even botrytized wines (though its susceptibility to other less favorable rot makes these wines rarer). The usage of malolactic fermentation and the amount of oak influence utilized in the production of a Chardonnay wine are the two winemaking decisions that have the most impact on the ultimate outcome of a Chardonnay wine. Malolactic fermentation (also known as MLF) occurs when the harsher malic acid is changed into the softer lactic acid and diacetyl, which results in the characteristic ""buttery-ness"" associated with particular Chardonnay varietals. The wines that do not go through MLF will have more green (unripe) apple tastes than those that do go through MLF. Oak can be incorporated during the fermentation process or after the fermentation process in the form of barrel aging. Depending on the quantity of charring that was applied to the wood, this might impart a "tastiness" and tastes to the wine that many wine consumers mistake for characteristics of the grape variety itself. Caramel, cream, smoke, spice, coconut, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla are just a few of the tastes that may be found.
About the Producer: Beringer Vineyards
Behringer is California's oldest continuously operating winery. It has grown to become one of America's largest and most established brands and is known for its variety of wines, from affordable table wines to exquisite cuvées from selected vineyards and a private reserve brand. Brothers Jacob and Frederic Beringer had their first vintage in 1876, in what has since become St. Helena AVA in Napa Valley. In 1883, Frederick built the House of the Rhine as his home, a Victorian mansion, and is now the main visiting place for the winery. Beringer's success was due in part to the federal license they received to produce wine for religious purposes during Prohibition (1920-1933). Wine was sold to churches for sacramental purposes. Following the repeal of Prohibition, Boehringer became the first winery to offer public tours - a significant contribution to the rise of modern tourism in Napa Valley. In 2001, the House on the Rhine and the original property were listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Beringer was purchased by beverage maker Nestlé in the early 1970s and has changed ownership several times since then. It is currently owned by Treasury Wine Estates, one of North America's largest wine suppliers, which also owns the Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Stags 'Leap brands, among others. In 2015, Mark Beringer, great-grandson of Jacob Beringer, became the chief winemaker. In addition to the wide distribution, Boehringer is known for its range of quality wines. He owns land in Napa and Sonoma and all vineyards he owns or leases are third-party certified. It bottles numerous offerings from a single vineyard, some of the most famous being the Bancroft Ranch in Howell Mountain AVA, Chabot Vineyard and St. Helena Home Vineyard in St Helena AVA and Knights Valley Vineyard in Knights Valley AVA. Its portfolio consists of the usual California offerings such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Bordeaux blends. Bringer's most famous variety is Private Reserve, which offers Cabernet Sauvingon and Chardonnay wines. The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon was named number one in the 1990 Wine Spectator Top 100, and the 1994 Chardonnay was named number one in the 1996 edition. Boehringer was the first producer to have white and red wines ranked first on the list. In 2004, Boehringer entered the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest bottle of wine. A 130-liter bottle (equivalent to 173 bottles) of 2001 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, dubbed the Maximus, was sold at a charity auction for $55,812.
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