The 2016 Opou Vineyard Chardonnay features the kind of complex roasted nut and ripe fruit aromas that I could sit and smell for days. Peach, pear and melon round out the mid-palate of this medium-bodied wine, while hints of smoked bacon and dried spices give a savory edge to the long, silky finish. Drink: 2018-2023 (Mar18)

92 points

Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Opou Vineyard was first planted in 1969.  Here there is a mixture of Chardonnay selections mostly from Mendoza selections.  The soil type is complex clay loam over river derived silts giving wines of aroma and texture. Hand-picked grapes were chilled  and pressed directly to small French Oak barrels (15% new oak) where they waited until the fermentation started in its’ own time. Selected barrels enjoyed a secondary malolactic fermentation to soften the palate and increase texture. After 15 months of aging in oak, the wine was then assembled in stainless steel tanks to rest before being bottled on the property. 

(MI0216)

Grape Variety Chardonnay
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Millton Vineyards
SKU MI0216