2021 Panamera California Chardonnay

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Type of Wine White
Country USA
Region Californie
Winery Panamera
Year 2021
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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The existence of Panamera Chardonnay is thanks to Steve Rued, a talented winemaker from California. With Panamera Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon he has managed to capture the Californian style in affordable versions, so it is not surprising that the Panamera wines are one of the most popular wines in the Netherlands and Belgium. Panamera is produced at the iconic Rutherford Ranch. This famous winery is located in perhaps the most beautiful wine region in California: Napa Valley. The favorable location of the vineyards in the Central Valley and Central Coast, where a sunny and relatively windy climate predominates, makes the grapes firm without losing their subtle freshness. The use of different barrels also gives the wines a lot of character.

The Panamera is a 100% Chardonnay and characteristic of this Californian Chardonnay is the long, full and firm barrel aging that Panamera Chardonnay undergoes. Because Panamera has a mix of both old and new barrels, the white wine gets a lot of character. The grapes are harvested manually. The wine is fermented under controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. They want to give as much fruitiness and a mineral character to the wine as possible. Aging for 6 to 8 months in French wooden barrels (80%) and American oak bars (20%). The Panamera Chardonnay is characterized by intense aromas of apple, apricots, vanilla and cinnamon. The attack is round and creamy with lively acidity and the aftertaste is soft and fruity. The wood is certainly present, but the great thing about this wine is that it also has sufficient freshness and fruit and has a good balance so that the wines do not get bored. The Panamera is a good accompaniment to grilled salmon, poultry and cheeses.

Vineyard for 2021 Panamera California Chardonnay

Californian Steve Rued traveled the world to learn as much as possible about the art of winemaking. However, his love for California brought him back to his home. In 1993 he met the South African Sonia, who at that time was working for a season near the vineyards of the Rued family. Steve and Sonia married in 1996, after which they went their separate ways for several years. In 2000 they released their first vintage of Rued Family wine.

The couple has been working together on the Rued Vineyards ever since. Here they focus on producing their own Panamera wines, striving to emphasize the character of California as much as possible. The hand-harvested grapes come from vineyards in the Central Valley and Central Coast. The fermentation process takes place in stainless steel tanks, where the Panamera acquires a fruity and mineral character under controlled temperatures. The grapes are pressed slowly to preserve the unique aromas as much as possible. The wine is then aged for another six to eight months in oak barrels. The result: three powerful premium wines.

The existence of Panamera Chardonnay is due to Steve Rued, a talented winemaker from California. With his Panamera Chardonnay and Cabernet wine, he has managed to capture the typical Calfonia style in affordable versions. Panamera is produced on the iconic Rutherford Ranch. This famous winery is located in perhaps the most beautiful wine region of California: Napa Valley. Thanks to the perfectly located vineyards, the grapes develop optimally. The climate, with lots of suns and the necessary wind, ensures that the chardonnay grapes are firm, but with a subtle freshness. It is not surprising that the Panamera wines are one of the most popular wines in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Type of Wine White
Country USA
Region Californie
Winery Panamera
Grape Chardonnay
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Voor alledag
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