Originally planted in 1997, the Tondre Grapefield is growing in popularity and recognition as well. Testarossa Winery has been making Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir since 2012 and this is the first vintage for Testarossa's Tondre Grapefield Chardonnay. Tondre is located directly in the center of the Santa Lucia Highlands just to the south of Soberanes and Garys' Vineyards. Joe Alarid and his team hand-care for each vine where they have multiple clones planted within the 80 acres of Pinot Noir and 21 acres of Chardonnay.
Bright yellow hue. Scents of ripe apple, nutmeg, kiwi, and grapefruit unite in this Tondre Chardonnay. Some orange zest, guava, papaya, and lemon lay low in the background, which come out with some light aerations. Flavors stay consistent on the palate and are framed by a brisk texture. Generous acidity and vibrant tannins give this Chardonnay a wonderful, youthful focus while staying true to the site where it hails from. Subtle notes of French oak ripple on the finish and give lasting pleasure. Enjoy now through 2024.
~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
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