James Suckling 90
"Sliced pears, apricots, white pears and wet stones on the nose. Medium-bodied with a smooth, stony and clean palate. Straightforward, fresh chardonnay. 60% Sonoma County and 40% Napa County. Drink now."
As Chardonnay has become the most widely planted variety in Sonoma County Seghesio wanted to take the opportunity to make their own unique and compelling Chardonnay that supports their mission to share the heart of Sonoma County. Their Chardonnay captures everything they love about the varietys expression in Sonoma County. They have added in a small portion of the estate-grown Vermentino for a uniquely Seghesio twist, and set out to make a Chardonnay that is bright and focused with a kiss of oak and the pure, intense fruit characteristic of our signature style.
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"Seghesio, based in Monforte, makes excellent wines that capture the best of the soft textural elements that are the hallmark of the modern school in Piedmont." – Antonio Galloni
The steep slopes of Seghesio's winery in Monforte d'Alba were not always carpeted in vines. It wasn't until 1964 when Ettore Seghesio, a tenant farmer working the land, saved enough money to purchase the farm from its owners – and had the foresight to plant vineyards of Nebbiolo! For many years, the family's grapes were sold off in bulk to other producers in the region. In 1998, Ettore's sons, Aldo and Riccardo, took over the family estate and began bottling wine under the Seghesio label. Their outstanding terroir, together with a perfect blend of traditional and modern vinification methods, results in the production of lovely wines that have been greatly praised by the Italian and international press. Riccardo is now at the helm of the estate after Aldo's sudden passing in 2010. In addition, Aldo's two sons, Sandro and Marco, and his daughter, Michela, now work full-time at the estate. This is truly a family operation steeped in tradition.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic