Movia – Chardonnay, 2016

Movia - Chardonnay, 2016
Movia – Chardonnay, 2016
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

As we’re approaching Easter, the time calls for some spoiling of our tastebuds. And Movia‘s latest Chardonnay is the perfect choice to tingle them.

Burgundian bottle, as to implicate something, present what one could expect, yes the choice is clever. Bunches are coming from the Java vineyard, with southwest exposures with vines aged between fifteen and twenty-five years, planted on Opoka.

Grapes were hand-picked at the beginning of September. After destemming and crushing, the mash is transferred in vinification vat for two days of cold soaking. Following gentle pressing, the juice is left to clarify and is then inoculated to start fermentation in stainless vats. Then it is transferred to French barrique barrels for 18 months. It is then bottled without filtration and left to mature for twelve months before coming to the market.

This Chardonnay lights the glass with a brilliant golden yellow colour, which reflects abundantly from the tears, slowly slipping along the glass walls.

Intense and delicate aromas are reminiscent of dried pineapple slices, baked apple, quince, candied lemon, sultana, honey, dried yellow rose, straw, sage, wild mint, vanilla, caramel, cocoa butter and roasted almonds.

The mouthfeel is soft. Our palate is pleasantly refreshed and lined with a delicate mineral note. We also notice a slight, tannic astringency, but it is pleasant and well rounded by the wine’s structure.

The taste is majestic, it feels youthful, but it indicates the seriousness and a look that directs it on the long road ahead. Elegance radiates from this wine, which has a long persistency and an intense, harmonious taste.

A wine that we enjoy now, but it will still develop and evolve into a noble character. It can effortlessly age for the next 5 to 7 years, though its crisp freshness, tannins and extract will play a significant role in its long-term ageing. You can get a bottle for approximately 19 Eur at eVino, Vinoteka Sodček and TuamV.

Movia - Chardonnay, 2016
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

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