The Spanish Quarter Chardonnay - Albarino 2007 750ml
"The Spanish Quarter wines capture this spirit of manana ""giving time-honored traditions a modern twist by combining native Spanish grapes with international varietals. The resulting blends are both exotic and familiar"" the perfect introduction to modern Spanish wine. The Spanish Quarter white grapes are harvested by night to keep the fruit cool and to keep preserve their aromatics. After harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed, pressed, and then each variety and plot is sent to seperate stainless steel tanks to undergo fermentation. The Chardonnay grape gives The Spanish Quarter a deep rich-mouthfeel, round tropical fruit aromas, and citrus notes. The Albarino, this thick-skinned Spanish grape contributes intense floral aromas with peach flavors, and hint of spice. From the Spanish alba, meaning white, this grape is a native of Galicia in Northwestern Spain. The resulting wine is a lively straw-green color with a fragrant floral nose of exotic fruits with hints of fresh citrus. The rich and luscious palate has highlights of ripe peach, tropical fruit, and a long, clean citrus finish."