Scar of the Sea
Old Vine Chardonnay2018
CaliforniaSanta Maria ValleyUSA

£33.00

Scar of the Sea, Old Vine Chardonnay, 2018

Scar of the Sea
Old Vine Chardonnay2018
CaliforniaSanta Maria ValleyUSA

£33.00

The kind of wine that hooks you in from the first sip. It's got weight and body thanks to time in old French oak, yet it's also fresh and lifted with zingy notes of ripe lemon, grapefruit, and even a tickle of tropical pineapple.

This is a cracking example of modern Californian Chardonnay, steering well clear of the oak bombs of the past and celebrating the unique terroir of the Gold Coast. Grown from vines planted in the 1970s, the fruit is singing here and really adds to an amazing depth of flavour. As with all the best wines, Scar of the Sea's 'Old Vine' Chardonnay was made in tiny quantities so be careful not to miss out.
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Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

Pale straw-gold. Light, floral nose. Then really convincing, delicate Chardonnay palate with delightfully satin-smooth texture. There's some very light sweetness on the finish but not excessively so. A little more opulent than the Triangle Wines Chilean Chardonnay 2018. 12.8%

About Scar of the Sea

'Mikey Giugni has a way of coaxing so much character from the sites he works with... the wines are done in a style that prizes nuance and understatement.'

- Antonio Galloni

Scar of the Sea was kick-started by Mikey Giugni in 2012, with the focus of celebrating the Santa Maria Valley through Pinot and Chardonnay. The wines are inspired by the influence of the Pacific Ocean and how it affects the climate, the soils, and the geology of these coastal vineyards that fall under the spell of fog each day.

Mikey might not physically own his own vines, but he works closely with like-minded growers that practice organic or biodynamic farming as a minimum. There are some amazing sites in his range, including parcels of fabulous old vines that are very hard to come by in California (thanks to Prohibition). The wines are made with the intention to tell a story of where they come from, the people who farm them, and to reflect each vintage under the California sun. Mikey is a young, dynamic producer that perfectly exemplifies the amazing energy and promise in California today.