2012 Marimar Torres Acero Chardonnay

"Why "Acero"? Acero is the Spanish word for steel and refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Especially selected for fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavors. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in the tank until bottling in late spring. "The Clones: The blend of clones in the 2012 Acero is 70% See, 15% Rued, and 15% Spring Mountain. "The Vinification: The grapes were harvested September 29 - October 3, gently whole-cluster pressed, and cold fermented together in stainless steel tanks at 55 degrees F. After completing the primary fermentation, the wine went through 100% malolactic in the same tank. It was bottled in July 2013. "Tasting Notes: In the classic style of Acero, this bottling displays lively bright fruit, fresh and vibrant, with lemon zest and floral notes of star jasmine in the nose. Crisp and steely on the palate, multi-faceted, with verve, its minerality is enhanced by the dry, long finish. Easy to drink and perfect with foods like tapas and light dishes. I would recommend serving it at 46-48 F." - Winery [+]