Morgan Metallico Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Monterey|
Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed. After pressing, the juice was cold tank fermented, retaining the essential bright fruit and mineral characters. The wine was not allowed to go through a secondary malo-lactic fermentation.
Metallico’s aromatics are intense with pineapple, jasmine, and subtle vanilla. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of asian pear and lemon meringue. This wine encompasses a light-medium body with bright acidity and a long finish. It’s a perfect accompaniment to shellfish and lighter summertime fare.
Rounded aromas of Asian pear and soft peach are cut by sharp grapefruit pith and chalk on the vibrant and very fresh nose of this stainless-steel expression. The palate is very grippy in texture at first, slowly giving way to the more broad stone-fruit flavors.
Pale yellow. Lively and sharply focused on the nose and in the mouth, displaying fresh Meyer lemon, pear and floral character. Silky and penetrating, with good heft and no rough edges. Tightens up on a long, spice-tinged finish that echoes the pear note.
Moving to the Chardonnays, the unoaked 2019 Chardonnay Metallico reveals a light gold hue to go with classy green apple and lemon notes as well as medium-bodied richness and a bright, clean, nicely balanced mouthfeel. It's ideal for enjoying over the coming 3-4 years.