The 2013 Chardonnay Lesca has an attractive nose with hints of beeswax and honeysuckle infusing the subtle tropical aromas that expand in the glass. The palate is rounded and generous in the mouth with overt peach and mango notes, nicely judged acidity and quite a plump but controlled finish. This is very fine and worth the extra few dollars from the regular Chardonnay.
Aromas of toasted nuts, lime and tangerine zest mingle with flavors of citrus, saline and nut oils on the textured finish.
Hand-picked Chardonnay from blocks 20, 19 and 34/35 was destemmed, pressed, settled overnight and racked to neutral French oak barrels selected by Monsieur Christian Radoux. Following barrel fermentation, the wine aged on its lees with weekly battonage, was racked to neutral French oak barrels and matured for 12 months.