2019 Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay Diamond collection 0.375 ltr
The Diamond Collection wines are made from grapes from California vineyards from both the coastal regions and inland valleys. Combining well with the fruits of these selections (from the warmer valleys and cooler coasts) you get great and beautifully complex wines and this is certainly the reason that Coppola's Diamond Collection is one of the most popular range of wines.
The cool air of the Pacific flows into the valleys that run across the ocean in the afternoon and run deep inland. Monterey, the picturesque coastal town south of San Francisco, has such a nice cool valley. The fruit from this valley has a wonderfully ripe character, in addition to a nice freshness. The chardonnay for this Diamond Collection Chardonnay comes from this valley, and it is made on the fruit, by partially fermenting it in stainless steel. But a touch of wood gives it some extra complexity. He achieves this by allowing half of the wine to ferment in barrel, using the subtler, French oak. The result is a particularly tasty and at the same time uncomplicated Chardonnay, dry and intense, with good acidity. This diamond collection chardonnay comes in a half bottle of 0.375 ltr
Grape variety : Chardonnay.
Colour : Medium straw yellow.
Smell : Nice citrus fruit in the scent, apple, ripe melon, wonderfully floral, some vanilla, smoky, nicely broad and seductive, wonderfully exotic.
Taste : A dry and smooth taste, with a little fat and butter, but above all delicious tropical fruit, a hint of caramel and vanilla, creamy and powerful.
Francis Ford Coppola (Detroit, April 7, 1939) is an American director, film producer and screenwriter known for The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now and is considered one of the most important directors of Hollywood. In addition, Francis Ford Coppola has been active in viticulture and trade since the 1970s. In 1975, he and his wife bought the estate of Finnish sea captain Gustave Niebaum in Rutherford, California (located in the famed Napa Valley wine region) and surrounding vineyards. That winery is now called the Rubicon Estate Winery. In addition, Coppola also owns the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in the Sonoma Valley.
Winemaking is a longstanding tradition within the Coppola family. Francis Ford Coppola has been making wine longer than he has been directing movies. Grandfather Coppola used to make wine from grapes specially brought over from California in the cellars of their New York apartment. The wines Coppola makes today are no longer the same as from the New York cellars, but they are made with the same philosophy. Wines to drink with friends and family.
The parent company of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery was named USA Wine Producer of the Year by the International Wine & Spirit Competition on November 16, 2011.
Where wine used to be the exclusive property of winegrowers, it has now also become the playground of celebrities with a passion for wine. Director Francis Ford Coppola, with great films to his name as Apocalypse Now, is a true wine lover. For him, the decision to buy a wine company in the renowned Napa Valley wine region was a logical consequence of this passion for wine. Actually, in 1975, Coppola was looking for a home for the summer months, where he could make some wine in the basement like his grandparents once did. Wine making has been a tradition in the Coppola family for several generations. Agostino Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's grandfather, made wine in the basement of his New York apartment building. He used cement barrels that he had built himself.
In his search, Francis Coppola came across Inglenook, a special estate in Rutherford, the part of Napa Valley where cabernet sauvignon thrives. The Napa wine company, which produces wines from its own vineyards, was named after its most famous wine, the Rubicon, so it is now known as Rubicon Estate, a producer of absolute top wines. The other wines were housed in Geyserville, Sonoma County, at the Rosso & Bianco Winery. Since 2006 the wines have been made under the name Diamond Collection and Rosso & Bianco, of course as real Coppola wines, with the same high quality requirements. The introduction of this new winery, with all modern techniques, has brought an extra step forward in the quality of the wines under the Francis Ford Coppola Diamond label. This label works with grapes from all over the California coastal strip, where they are purchased from growers with long-term contracts to ensure solid, reliable quality. There is constant consultation between winemakers and growers to arrange all the details of the vineyard management and to determine the exact time for picking. Unlike Hollywood stars, Francis Ford Coppola's wines are by no means superficial: they are powerful, perfectly balanced, have a long finish and are pleasantly smooth. In 2001, the Francis Ford Coppola winery was awarded “Winery of the Year” (Wine & Spirits).
|Type of Wine||White|
|Winery||Francis Ford Coppola Winery|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|