2018 Metallico Un-Oaked Chardonnay
Metallico is chardonnay in its purest form, unadorned by oak. Select clones from top growers display intense tropical fruit and mineral aromas.
Metallico is sourced from some of Monterey’s best vineyards. In 2018 we focused on Roger Rose and Leavens, with a little fruit coming from Double L, McIntyre, and Quail Run. These vineyards are influenced by their proximity to the cold water of the Monterey Bay, providing the perfect conditions for fruit forward, racy, and elegant Chardonnay.
Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed. After pressing, the juice was cold tank fermented, retaining the essential bright fruit and mineral characters. The wine was not allowed to go through a secondary malo-lactic fermentation.
Metallico’s aromatics are intense with white peach, lemon balm, and jasmine. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits. Crisp, food-friendly acidity keeps this wine refreshing and bright. It’s a perfect accompaniment to shellfish and lighter summertime fare.
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"Silky with no oak, smooth and crisp with racy acidity and clean, bright acid structure; an annual classic from this consistently first-rate winery." - Anthony Dias Blue, January/ Febuary 2020
"Over the last decade, wineries have rushed fruit-forward, no-oak Chardonnays, and many of those wines have not hit the mark. Morgan Winery is one of the exceptions and has produced some of the best wines in this genre. The 2018 Metallico Un-oaked Chardonnay is a shining star. This wine is brimming with mineral, tart apple, and excellent brightness. Pair it with a dozen freshly-shucked raw oysters" - Wilfred Wong, August 2019