Chardonnay

Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay 2016

  • 2016
  • 750ml
  • White
  • 14.3%
  • Chardonnay
  • Chardonnay
  • Mer Soleil
  • California
  • United States
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.3%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Mer Soleil
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
Mer Soleil is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands which is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. It is a cool-climate wine growing district, ideally placed to benefit from warm morning sun followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon. This is where the name comes from - sea (mer) and sun (soleil). This weather pattern prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes resulting in rich, full bodied wines.

The wine is fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 12-15 months prior to bottling. Only a portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation, to ensure a bright natural acidity. Hand stirring of the barrels captures more essence and imparts a creamy textural component.

A deep golden colour promises much. On the nose ripe stone fruit, yellow apple and citrus are prominent, with hints of vanilla - complex and warm.

The palate offers a rich, layered wine with peach, pear, pineapple, coconut and banana. Great acidity is balanced with high alcohol to provide a rich mouth feel that has vanilla and buttery tones. The wine is full bodied and luscious - a really exceptional example of Chardonnay at its best.

The finish is long and buttery making you want another glass!

Will match fabulously with lobster, fish, veal and chicken.
€ 46.85 € 46.85 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Description
Mer Soleil is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands which is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. It is a cool-climate wine growing district, ideally placed to benefit from warm morning sun followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon. This is where the name comes from - sea (mer) and sun (soleil). This weather pattern prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes resulting in rich, full bodied wines.

The wine is fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 12-15 months prior to bottling. Only a portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation, to ensure a bright natural acidity. Hand stirring of the barrels captures more essence and imparts a creamy textural component.

A deep golden colour promises much. On the nose ripe stone fruit, yellow apple and citrus are prominent, with hints of vanilla - complex and warm.

The palate offers a rich, layered wine with peach, pear, pineapple, coconut and banana. Great acidity is balanced with high alcohol to provide a rich mouth feel that has vanilla and buttery tones. The wine is full bodied and luscious - a really exceptional example of Chardonnay at its best.

The finish is long and buttery making you want another glass!

Will match fabulously with lobster, fish, veal and chicken.
  • UPS Express Shipping option available at the checkout
  • Add gift options at the checkout
 
More from this winery
Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay 2018
Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 13.8%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.8%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Mer Soleil
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
€ 36.06 € 36.06 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
More from this varietal
Orin Swift Mannequin 2018
Orin Swift Mannequin 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 15.2%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
15.2%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay 91%, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat
Winery
Orin Swift
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
€ 51.27 € 51.27 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Dog Point Chardonnay 2019
Dog Point Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Dog Point
Region
Marlborough
Country
New Zealand
94 AVG
€ 29.95 € 29.95 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2018
Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Rutherford Rancch
Region
California
Country
United States
90 AVG
€ 23.92 € 23.92 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Hahn Chardonnay 2019
Hahn Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Hahn Family Wines
Region
California
Country
United States
90 AVG
€ 21.30 € 21.30 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Xanadu Chardonnay 2019
Xanadu Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Xanadu
Region
Margaret River
Country
Australia
92 AVG
€ 19.95 € 19.95 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2019
Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Kumeu River
Region
Auckland
Country
New Zealand
95 AVG
€ 41.94 € 41.94 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
689 Cellars Submission Chardonnay 2019
689 Cellars Submission Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
689 Cellars
Region
California
Country
United States
90 AVG
€ 19.30 € 19.30 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Far Niente Chardonnay 2019
Far Niente Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 14.3%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.3%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Far Niente
Region
California
Country
United States
94 AVG
€ 79.82 € 79.82 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Duckhorn Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
Duckhorn Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14.1%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.1%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
Special Price € 35.97 Regular Price € 42.30 Save € 6.33 (15%) € 35.97 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Castello di Ama Al Poggio Chardonnay 2019
Castello di Ama Al Poggio Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Castello di Ama
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
91 AVG
€ 22.88 € 22.88 Total (incl 21 % VAT)