Aromas of golden apples, apricots, cream, salted caramel and hazelnuts. It’s medium-bodied with a creamy, buttery texture and fresh acidity. Praline and vanilla notes on the flavorful, rounded finish.
The Tenute del Cabreo 2018 Chardonnay La Pietra is a rich and shapely white wine with tropical tones, stone fruit, honey, ripe melon and Golden Delicious apple. This is a soft, mid-weight wine that shows pretty silkiness and long, fruit-driven flavors framed by some light spice, smoke and toasted almond.
The 2018 Tenute del Cabreo La Pietra is 100% Chardonnay and comes from vineyards some 500 meters above sea level. La Pietra means “the stone” and indeed there is a lot of rocky minerality running through this wine. Medium gold in color, the aromas of pineapple, pear, creme and lemon grass are persistent. On the palate, the body of the wine is viscous yet balanced with crisp acidity. The juice was aged on the lees for 12 months with occasional stirring in order to build body into the wine. Pineapple and lemon flavors dominate the palate with plenty of acidity for freshness and what I call “streak” minerality.
A serious chardonnay with sliced, ripe white peaches and apples and some vanilla and honey character. Hints of biscuits. It’s medium-to full-bodied, flavorful and intense with freshness and softness at the same time.
A complex white with cooked apples, hints of pineapple and toasted oak. Medium to full body. Tangy and bright with lovely fruit at the finish, as well as undertones of biscuit and pie crust.