Cantina San Marzano
This nectar is a blend of mostly Chardonnay and native white grape varieties. The crop come vineyards planted in the area of San Marzano at 100m asl. The grapes are destemmed and left in cryomaceration for a few hours. The next phase is the gentle pressing of the marc followed by static cold decanting so that it happens naturally. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in French oak barriques. Then the divine juice ages sur lie in French oak with weekly bâtonnage for four months. Salute!
The wine has a lemon gold color with green shades. The intensity is pale.
The aroma intensity is medium plus. In the glass, there are feminine floral perfume of honeysuckle and blossom. The aromatic palette includes also hints of nectarine, peach, melon, white pepper and more citrusy notes of lemon peel. A strong sensation of minerality is given by sharp notes of wet stones and flint. The secondary aromas remember a light lemon custard and biscuits.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity. On the palate, the flavor intensity is pronounced. We find a ripe nectarine, melon, peach, pineapple, mango but also lemon and lime zest. In the mouth, the wine evolves, showing hints of vanilla, wax and dry apricot. The lasting is long.
This nectar, mostly based on Chardonnay, is one of the best white wines I’ve ever tasted. It has the opulence, the acidity and the complexity of a great Burgundy of the Cote D’Or, but it comes from the heel of Italy. The aromatic bouquet is the quintessence of femininity, teasing our nose with delicate scents of white flowers, and indulging our taste with the fleshiness of ripe nectarine, peach and tropical fruits. The sip is never boring, but made vibrant by a sharp minerality.
Final vote: 93