Quinta do Lagar Novo Garrafierra Chardonnay 2013

Only in exceptional years is a Garrafeira is made.  João decides if any of his planted varieties show exceptionally well.  If so, they may be chosen for the Garrafeira bottling.  This is in essence a "reserve" wine, to be bottled and then stored at the winery for a period of time until deemed ready to drink.  Our Garrafeira offering is the 2013 Chardonnay.  With 8 years of age this wine is beginning to show some complexity.  The classic apple and pear notes are supported by notes of vanilla, butter and honey.  A long finish that is full bodied, but not cloying due to the characteristic streak of fresh acidity that is present in all of João's wines.