2022 Metallico Un-Oaked Chardonnay
Metallico is chardonnay in its purest form, unadorned by oak. Select clones from top growers display intense tropical aromas and minerality.
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 did not go through a secondary malolactic fermentation.
Metallico’s aromatics are intense with green apple, pear, and apple blossom. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of sweet lemon rind and quince. This wine encompasses a light-medium body with bright acidity and a long finish. It’s a perfect accompaniment to shellfish and lighter summertime fare.
"A light color in the glass, this stainless-steel Chardonnay offers tropical aromas of jasmine, plumeria and honeydew. The palate is brisk and tightly woven, as lime peel and juice flavors cut through the coconut and tropical flower core."
- Matt Kettmann, December 2023
"The 2022 Chardonnay Metallico is a very pretty and expressive, un-oaked Chardonnay. Apricot, tangerine peel, mint and light tropical notes race out of the glass. The warm, dry year gave the Metallico an extra kick of richness that actually works quite well." - Antonio Galloni, October 2023