ABOUT THE WINE
Stephen Vincent and his two business partners have combined decades of experience with working for household names such as Robert Mondavi, Louis Roederer & La Crema to create their own affordable but premium tasting wines. Stephen Vincent sources their fruit from some of the coolest pockets of the North Coast, which helps keep the alcohols in their wines low and maintain the refreshing acidity, but always delivering quality, reflecting the delicious qualities the Californian sun provides. Friarwood is proud to be the exclusive importer of these affordable gems from California.
Fermented as whole-clusters and 100% barrel-fermented and aged in mostly neutral barrels for 15 months. Superb attention to quality and labour-intensive process to ensure freshness in wine while still preserving the rich complexity which makes California Chardonnay so irresistible. The fragrant freshness of green apples, and green citrus sing at first impression, after which the sour, ripe mango comes across with toast, sweet corn and yoghurt notes. A touch of subtle vanilla and slivered, toasted coconut accompanies the peach and the mango on the palate with bright acidity, but wraps up with a pleasant toasty finish.
Chicken and prawn tacos, paella and spaghetti primavera.
Stephen Vincent offers some of the best quality-to-price ratio for any American wine which could be found in the UK.