Scotto Chardonnay Marsanne 2008

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Scotto family's wine history started in the mid 1800's with my grandfather, Salvatore Dominic Scotto, in Iscia, Italy. Like many in his day, he made wine for the family table and sold the excess; while presenting his wine to a new neighbor, he met his future bride. He taught his first son, Dominic, everything he knew about making wine. In the years ahead Dominic followed in his father's footsteps, making wine for his family in his spare time while he worked as a ship's caulker. In 1903 his family immigrated to New York and eventually settled in Brooklyn, where he practiced his trade on the wooden ships docked at ports up and down the east coast. He also resumed his second career as a winemaker and started selling five gallon crocks of red wine to the neighbors from his horse drawn wagon. Chardonnay comes from 2 vineyards, 1 with sandy loam and 1 loam and clay, located in the South West corner of the Lodi appellation. The floral herbaceous character that is Marsanne gives a lift to the fuller richer greengage of the Chardonnay. The palate has fruit weight with the sweetness well balanced by a more herbal freshness that lifts and lightens the flavours, characters that linger on the finish. The fruit on the nose is lovely and fresh, a mix of lemon and lime yet backing the crispness is richer fleshier fruit. The palate mirrors the nose, crisp and vibrant yet fleshed out in the middle by greengage and melon. The finish has an attractive complexity, a length of flavour, minerals mixed in with the fruit. This 'Scotto Chardonnay Marsanne' is perfect with lighter dishes containing chicken or fish and will complement lightly spiced dishes such as Thai or other Asian inspired foods.

Region: USA » California

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  • 2008

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Scotto family's wine history started in the mid 1800's with my grandfather, Salvatore Dominic Scotto, in Iscia, Italy. Like many in his day, he made wine for the family table and sold the excess; while presenting his wine to a new neighbor, he met his future bride. He taught his first son, Dominic, everything he knew about making wine. In the years ahead Dominic followed in his father's footsteps, making wine for his family in his spare time while he worked as a ship's caulker. In 1903 his family immigrated to New York and eventually settled in Brooklyn, where he practiced his trade on the wooden ships docked at ports up and down the east coast. He also resumed his second career as a winemaker and started selling five gallon crocks of red wine to the neighbors from his horse drawn wagon. Chardonnay comes from 2 vineyards, 1 with sandy loam and 1 loam and clay, located in the South West corner of the Lodi appellation. The floral herbaceous character that is Marsanne gives a lift to the fuller richer greengage of the Chardonnay. The palate has fruit weight with the sweetness well balanced by a more herbal freshness that lifts and lightens the flavours, characters that linger on the finish. The fruit on the nose is lovely and fresh, a mix of lemon and lime yet backing the crispness is richer fleshier fruit. The palate mirrors the nose, crisp and vibrant yet fleshed out in the middle by greengage and melon. The finish has an attractive complexity, a length of flavour, minerals mixed in with the fruit. This 'Scotto Chardonnay Marsanne' is perfect with lighter dishes containing chicken or fish and will complement lightly spiced dishes such as Thai or other Asian inspired foods.

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