Nielson Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

Nielson Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

California, USA
Nielson Vineyards
Wine Description:

Santa Barbara County produces great quality and great value Chardonnays and this is no exception. Fresh and crisp citrus fruit with subtle background vanilla.

Tasting Note:

Classic opulent Californian Chardonnay from pioneers of the region. The nose is packed with fruit, creamy citrus and tropical notes. The palate is both lush and concentrated with great balance and rich nutty flavours. Textural silky and fresh acidity. This is a versatile and stylish white.

Food Suggestion:

Great with herby roasted chicken, coronation chicken, rich fish and pasta dishes

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Producer Description

In 1984 when Ken Brown founded Byron, his plan was simple: produce spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. Over the years Byron’s site-specific wines (deeply rooted in the vineyards of Santa Barbara County’s two defining appellations of Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills), have won numerous accolades and helped Brown realise his dream.

In 2003, Jonathan Nagy assumed winemaking duties. His small-lot, hands-on winemaking techniques have helped contribute to Byron’s success. Intensive grape sorting, native yeast fermentations, and lot separation from harvest through to winemaking - with more than 170 separate batches of Pinot Noir alone - have helped create wines that combine the finesse of Burgundy and the power of California.