It’s hot here in Napa Valley. Real hot. So hot you might be able to fry an egg on the pavement. But there’s nothing like a cool white elixir to quench your thirst and beat the heat, especially when it’s priced to move.
Alain de la Treille’s superstarsteely Chardonnay from the chilly hills of the Loire Valley is one you’re gonna want to take note of, as its combination of tension, fruit and vibrant energy are perfect for the sweltering days where cooling off is essential. And whether you’re poolside, lakeside, or inside, there’s no better way to beat the heat than to keep your insides cool by drinking something delicious.
Liquid gold in the glass, subtle aromas of poached pears, white peach, roasted almond, lemon curd, and marzipan lead into a fruity palate full of tension and sultry texture. Pairs well with life, but white fish and goat cheese are the perfect pairing should you decide food is destined to play a role in your festivities.
Chardonnay from the Loire is a rare thing, especially given the region is most known for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin and Cab Franc. But the flinty hillsides of this famed appellation make for stellar grapes no matter the variety, and in the right hands, the wines from this region are downright delectable.
This has got all the making of a wine that brings everlasting, thirst quenching power to the party, and for this tariff, it’s gonna disappear from both our store and your wine fridge in no time.
Grab an ice bucket and a bottle (or three) and make sure that your looming summer parties sizzle!