2021 Hahn Estate Chardonnay
This beautiful and particularly rich Chardonnay from wine house Hahn has exuberant aromas of tropical fruit, apricots and caramel. The wine is very well founded with fresh acidity (granny smith apple and citrus fruit) and is supported by balanced wood tones. A pure, firm, rich wine from 100% carefully hand-picked Chardonnay grapes.
The vines for this Hahn Chardonnay grow at the foot of the Santa Lucia Highlands on siliceous, alluvial soil. The famous fog in combination with the sea breeze provide an excellent condition in this area to let the grapes ripen slowly. This makes the wines more intense, tastier, deeper and with more structure. Wijnhuis Hahn uses modern, temperature-controlled vinification techniques and allows the wine to mature in French oak.
This Chardonnay is delicious with cold starters, white meat and poultry, pasta and fish dishes such as grilled sea bass with herb butter, poached halibut or fried sole. Also delicious with a Caesar salad.
Hahn winery is located in Monterey County, one of the 58 counties in California. The area is breathtakingly beautiful and has an ideal climate and excellent conditions for growing wine. Hahn winery cultivates, in a sustainable manner, approximately 650 hectares of vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, as well as another 461 hectares in nearby Arroyo Seco AVA. The vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands consist of 4 farmlands located on a high, hilly area, overlooking the Salinas valley. The precisely planted vines are guaranteed abundant morning sun. The Pinot Noirs of this winery owe their intensity and complexity to the beautiful soil structure and good drainage. The wind is also an important factor. As the Salinas Valley warms up during the day, the air rises and is replaced by the cool air from the lower and cooler Monterey Bay, creating a wind tunnel, as it were.
As early as 1790, Spanish missionaries discovered the rare soils and favorable climate of the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey and planted vines there. Some 200 years later, when founder Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn and his wife Gaby bought estates in the Highlands, cattle, sheep and horses roamed the hills. Vineyards were only a secondary concern.
After discovering that the land he had bought was ideal for viticulture, Nicky acted quickly, releasing the first Hahn wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) in 1980. After hard work, Nicky's dream of designating SLH as an official American wine-growing region came true in 1991.
Currently, Hahn Family Wines is managed by Philip, the son of Nicky and Gaby. Santa Lucia Highlands is famous worldwide for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are made there.
The wines from winery Hahn are all real quality wines made from the finest, hand-picked fruit.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Voor alledag|