Gracida Chardonnay

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This wine was created with the goal of honoring the most awarded player in polo: Carlos Gracida. The wine carries on his legacy by coupling the most prestigious sport in the world with an age-old tradition of celebration through wine enthusiasm.

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The 2016 Gracida Chardonnay is pale yellow with green hues. This wine has a bouquet of fruit aromas of fresh apples, pears, peaches, white flowers, lime and vanilla from oak. The fruit aromas continue to be evident on the palate and balanced by acidity.

Suggested Food Pairings
Hearty salads, fresh seafood, pan-roasted halibut, crab cakes, grilled cod, lobster,
vegetable gnocchi, roasted turkey and grilled chicken.

Winery Partner
Spanish wines provide outstanding quality, especially for the price, Since 1853, four generations of the Lozano family have focused on making quality wines. Bodegas Lozano has 2,400 acres of vineyards located only 10 minutes from the winery in La Mancha. Bodegas Lozano can ensure consistency in quality each year for the Gracida wines.

Winemaker Notes
Our vineyards are planted in clay and calcareous soils in a continental climate. We harvested the Tempranillo in the third week of September and Cabernet Sauvignon the following week. Fermentation lasted 10 days at a temperature of 68-77ªF and 15 days of post-fermentative maceration. The Gran Reserve wine spent at least 24 months in American and French oak barrels prior to bottling and almost the same time in bottle prior to being released.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13%
Residual Sugar: 9 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/L
pH: 3.3

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