Abarbanel Batch 30, Chardonnay, 2012
Region: The grapes were sourced exclusively from the Les Chemins de Favarelle single vineyard in the Aude River Valley in Southwest France.
Harvest Method: The wine was made from mature vines with tender loving care. We’re in our Aude Valley vineyards all growing season delicately pruning the vines to restrict yield so as to enhance the concentration and flavor of each grape cluster. You can taste the difference that crushing whole berries and using first-run juice makes. Mevushal. Under the supervision of the O-U and the Badatz of Paris. Limited production.
Aroma/Palate: This is the 22nd Anniversary of Abarbanel Chardonnay. Our 1990 vintage was the pioneer in kosher Unoaked Chardonnay and the 2012 has the same crisp, clean and refreshing citrus, apple, pear and light honey notes of its popular forebear.
Food Pairings: Our new Chard will really shine accompanying grilled red snapper, Dover sole, halibut, grouper or pompano. A wonderful compliment to chicken Marsala or coq au vin or arroz con pollo. Delightful with roast turkey breast. On the sushi side, try with hamachi jalapeno or tuna tataki.
Serving Temp: 18°-20°C/64°-67°F
Awards: Winner of the Médaille d’Argent (Silver Medal) at the Brussels Concours de Vin 2013