Metallico is chardonnay in its purest form, unadorned by oak. Select clones from top growers display intense tropical aromas and minerality. Metallico’s aromatics are intense with white peach, citrus blossom, and pineapple. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of green apple and lemon meringue. This wine encompasses a light-medium body with bright acidity and a long finish.
Located in the well-drained foothills above the Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation is California’s most distinctive region for growing terroir driven wines.
The 2021 growing season commenced with budbreak in mid-March after a cold, dry winter. Very windy conditions during flowering led to below average fruit set. Classically cool Monterey temperatures continued throughout the growing season, punctuated by brief heat waves that moved ripening along.
Pairs well with shellfish and lighter summertime fare.