Sunday, October 4, 2020

Luca Chardonnay G Lot

A big rich Chardonnay!!
2018 Luca Chardonnay G Lot...$29.98
The 2018 G Lot Chardonnay was sourced from the Adrianna vineyard, which was planted in Gualtallary in 1992 at almost 1,500 meters in altitude. This fermented in 500-liter oak barrels, where it aged for 12 months. It has a combination of freshness and structure, still a little marked by the smoky and toasty notes from the barrels, coming through as a mix of restraint and exuberance, with the creamy oak and the chalky minerality of the limestone soils. It has good acidity and grip. It should develop nicely in bottle. 31,200 bottles were filled in February 2019.
Rated 92+/100 The Wine Advocate
You could mistake this rich chardonnay with plenty of candied citrus and pineapple, plus hints of coconut and vanilla, for a wine from Sonoma County in California. Quite full-bodied with a lot of succulent fruit and lively acidity. Rather creamy, long finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

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