This wine is made of chardonnay grapes grown in the Spanish region of Navarra. Its limestone and clay soils, coupled with a micro-climate that allows for a long, cool growing season, make this vineyard prized for producing some of the best Chardonnay in the Navarra region, if not Spain itself. The grapes are cold-soaked on their skins for eight hours, so despite the fact that it sees no oak, the final wine shows richness and creaminess balanced by a lovely acidity.
Youthful lemon-green in color, this wine shows fresh aromas of green apples, tropical fruit, white flowers, and a hint of almonds. The ripe flavors continue to unfold on the palate, with concentration, depth, and creamy minerality.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment for roast pork tenderloin, chicken saltimbocca, or crab-stuffed flounder.
Castillo de Monjardin Chardonnay 2018