Riva Ranch

£21.75

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Producer: Wente Winery
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 13.5%

Colour: Gold
Nose: Oak, Pineapple
Palate: Nectarine, Baked Apple

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SKU: USA_WHI_RIVA_RANCH Category: Tag:

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Wente Vineyards is the country’s longest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, they draw from their estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. In 1912, 2nd Generation Ernest Wente persuaded his father and founder, C.H. Wente to import Chardonnay cuttings from the vine nursery at University of Montpellier France to the Liver-more Valley and hand-picked the best of the best vines. Today, over 80% of all California Chardon-nay stems from the Wente Clone. In viticulture a “clone” refers to vines descended from a single plant by taking a cutting or bud; in theory, each vine grown on a clone is genetically identical to the original vine. Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from the Riva Ranch Vineyard in Arroyo Seco, Monterey. Arroyo Seco, where we have been growing grapes since the 1960s, is widely regarded as one of the best places in California to grow
Chardonnay. The long, cool growing season with the deep gravelly soil ripen the Chardonnay perfect-ly which gives natural balance of sugar and acidity.

TASTING NOTES
The 2018 Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay opens with bold oak aromatics, complemented by rich tropical fruit such as pineapple to white nectarine and sweet baking spices on the palate, finishing with a round mouthfeel.

FOOD PAIRING
Creamy risotto, chicken piccata, or movie theatre popcorn

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