foxly chardonnay 2016
Fruit from the 2016 foxly chardonnay was pressed and settled before a transfer to barrel for fermentation. Following full malolactic fermentation, the wine aged sur lies for 11 months in French oak, approximately 30% new and 70% second fill to neutral. The wine was aged a further two years in bottle before release.
Pale straw in colour with youthful silver tones, this wine showcases an expressive nose of green apple, pear, and Meyer lemon, complemented by floral tones and minerality. A soft and round body with balanced acidity and minerality carries through to a citrusy, zippy finish. A surprisingly refreshing wine that is ready to enjoy. Play with the temperature to experience this wine for its versatility.
Appetizer: arugula salad topped with lemon-infused olive oil, pine nuts, and shavings of a lightly aged pecorino romano cheese
Main: bechamel sauce over a simple baked chicken, next to buttery green beans with shaved almonds and a garden vegetable terrine
Dessert: caramel tea cake, or rice pudding