Fall weekends at home in 2020 call for enjoying the bounties of the season and new wine pairings.
Our 2015 Reserve Helix Chardonnay was aged for nearly 5 years in a 500L French oak puncheon, sur lie. This special Chardonnay has a creamy mouthfeel, balanced acidity, and a hint of spice, making it a fantastic choice for foods featuring mushrooms, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and corn, like this mushroom and burrata crostini. You can also easily substitute the mushroom for butternut squash!
We all have that friend that drinks ABC wines, or All But Chardonnay. Maybe even you prefer to stay away from the Queen of Grapes: Chardonnay, but many people don’t realize how much of a varied Chardonnay truly is.
Chardonnay is the most widely planted white varietal in the world, and fifth overall. It’s a winemaker’s grape, growing in a wide range of climates. Unlike highly aromatic whites, like Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay’s flavors compliment the addition of concrete or oak aging, and the acid can be on a sliding scale of low to medium high depending on the style you want to create. It’s not just your typical butter-bomb that became so popular in the US.