2018 Castillo Monjardin El Cerezo Chardonnay ($12)
From the northern Spanish region of Navarra, this Chardonnay is full of flavor.
Being on the Southern border of France, the Navarra region is well suited for wine production with its limestone and clay soils and a micro-climate that allows for a long, cool growing season.
This wine is named for the cherry tree or “El Cerezo” that grows in the middle of the estate vineyard.
This 100% Chardonnay is cold soaked on its skins for eight hours. This, along with the fact that it is unoaked, makes this Chardonnay rich and creamy but with bright fruit flavors of pear, apple and tropical fruits
This Behind the Cork™ Castillo Monjardin is a great value for such a tasty Chardonnay. Enjoy!
Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission: I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Sample Provided by Rebekah Polster, Navarra Media Consultant, 401 West Communications