Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2018

Beringer

Beringer Luminus Chardonnay
2018

$50.25

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14255961
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Type of product
Still Wine
Country
United States
Regulated designation
American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
Region
California
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Alcohol percentage
14.3%
Color
White
Total acidity
6 g/l
PH
3.65
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About this winery

Beringer is known for establishing many 'firsts' as leaders in the wine industry. We were one of the first gravity fed facilities and among the first to operate using hand-dug caves and cellars. We were the first to give public tours in 1934, starting a Napa Valley hospitality tradition. We are the first and only winery to have both a red and a white wine named #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator Magazine. We have honed, deepened, and expanded the art of winemaking. We pursue balance between...

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Winemaking notes

After sending the fruit directly to press, the juice is fermented in seasoned French and Hungarian oak barrels. None of the wine went through secondary malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred every other week to integrate the subtle oak notes and develop a polished texture. Winemaking focused on showcasing the unique characteristics of Oak Knoll Chardonnay at the highest level with the final blend made after nine months of aging in barrels.

Tasting notes

A lively freshness is the hallmark of Luminus, which leads with aromas of citrus and delicate white blossoms, giving way to flavors of lemon zest, butterscotch, hazelnut nougat, and nectarines, with white pear and a clove spice coming from the Hungarian oak influence. A rich, creamy mouthfeel resulting from bâttonage, hints of minerality and noticeable depth leave a lasting impression.