Wine in the VI
Fifth-generation winemaker Karl Wente speaks on this wine: “Half of this wine is fermented in barrels, delivering a nice creamy texture, and half in stainless steel tanks, delivering a crisp minerality to the wine. It is this crispness that makes this wine unique to many other California Chardonnays. Further, we blend about 3% Gewurztraminer into the wine, causing floral aromatics to burst out of the glass, along with the classic aromas of apple, pear, and apricot. For these reasons and characteristics, I find that the Morning Fog Chardonnay is well “equipped” for the tropical climate.”
Wente Family Vineyards is the longest continuously-running family winery in California. They have been farming in the San Francisco Bay AVA (American Viticultural Area) in Livermore Valley for 127 years and all Wente properties practice sustainable farming by building healthy soil and recycling crop waste.
Morning Fog Chardonnay is featured in this issue because it pairs beautifully with local island dishes like Fresh Fish with Mango Salsa or Local Lobster. You can find it at some of our top restaurants such as The Galleon at Green Cay Marina, The Buccaneer Hotel, and Galangal in Christiansted.
When in California wine country, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this vineyard--complete with restaurant and golf course.
For more information visit: www.wentevineyards.com