White Wine La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019. La Crema was founded in 1979 as La Crema Viñera”, or The Best of the Vine”. The winery has always focused on quality over quantity, seeking out small vineyard parcels that produce the most concentrated grapes. In 1993, La Crema was acquired by Jackson Family Wines, opening the doors to more varietals and cool-climate vineyards all across the state of California. The winery has a particular interest in the exports of Burgundy, with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay making up the majority of their stunning wine range. Their headquarters is in the fog-filled hills of the Russian River Valley, but they also have an estate at the renowned Saralee’s vineyard in the same region. The grapes for this Chardonnay were sourced from La Crema’s home turf. The Russian River Valley Chardonnay is bursting with aromas of pineapple and lemon, and notions of buttery bread, oak and wholesome spice. Flavours of sweet melon cascade on the palate, supported by orange zest and ripe pear. It has a juicy mouthfeel, with a refreshing bite of acidity. This Chardonnay will pair perfectly with creamy pasta or rice dishes and any seafood with a tangy citrus element.
White Wine La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019
White Wine Lagvinari Krakhuna 2019. The country of Georgia is known for its impressive winemaking heritage which is thought to date back some 8,000 years.
White Wine Lagvinari Rkatsiteli 2019. This unusual white wine comes from the small mountainous country of Georgia which is one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world. Lagvinari winery was founded by Eko Glonti, a former medical doctor who later became a geologist, who is passionate about sustainable, organic, and natural winemaking. Eko made his first wines at the age of 49 in collaboration with esteemed natural wine journalist Isabelle Legeron. The estate is located in Georgia’s premier wine region, Kakheti, where winemaking practices have remained unchanged for generations. This cuvee is made from the indigenous Rkatsiteli grape and is fermented and matured for 9 months in qvevri or giant clay pots that are buried underground. The first thing you’ll notice is the deep amber hue which comes from the 6 months of skin contact in the qvevri. This traditional process also adds enticing notes of pine, spice and toasted nuts to the ripe apple, quince and pear notes from the grape variety. On the palate there’s a solid medium body, smooth tannins, and a long, complex finish. A great wine to cellar for a few more years or serve now alongside spicy Indian dishes or Lebanese and Turkish cuisine.