The Antica Mountain Select Chardonnay offers vibrant, mouth-filling flavors of baked apple, pear tart, and apricot. This savory white wine is layered with delicate toasty notes that fill in the mid-palate and linger through a well-framed finish.
As harvest nears each vintage, the Antica winegrowing team meticulously selects those mountain blocks, or rows within a block, that best highlight the characteristics for our desired style of Chardonnay. Approximately 26% of the estate’s Chardonnay harvest was selected for the final blend of this Mountain Select Chardonnay.
Varietal Type: Chardonnay
Appellations: Napa Valley
Sub Appellations: Atlas Peak
Practices: To maintain ultimate control of wine quality and style, the Antinori family’s guiding winemaking principle has been to own their own vineyards and grow their own grapes. This belief holds true with the historic family-owned vineyards in Tuscany and Umbria and extends to Napa Valley. The 1,210- acre Antica Napa Valley estate occupies an elevated plateau tucked in an amphitheater-like setting of steep mountain tops rising to Atlas Peak with an elevation of 2,663 feet. There are approximately 550 acres planted to vineyard, 30% of which are Chardonnay planted in 15 individual blocks. Each block is a carefully planned combination of alluvial soil composition, high elevation (which provides extreme night-time cooling during the summer and fall months), and clonal selections that together result in a pure expression of Chardonnay aromas and flavors.
Ratings: 90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, January 2021
Bottle Size: 750ml