Chateau julia Amethystos ch. julia chard 2021
The Chateau Julia Amethystos Chardonnay, crafted by Domaine Costa Lazaridi in the Drama region of Macedonia, Greece, represents a distinctive approach to Chardonnay production. Unlike many Chardonnays, this wine has no oak contact, which is a departure from the usual practice for this cosmopolitan variety. This decision results in a wine that expresses the pure characteristics of the Chardonnay grape without the influence of oak aging. The wine exhibits a bright, straw-blonde color with green hints, indicating freshness. Its aroma profile is lively, dominated by floral and fruity notes. Jasmine, pineapple, and banana are particularly prominent, set against a citrus background. These attributes suggest a wine that is both aromatic and vibrant, appealing to those who enjoy wines with a pronounced fruit character On the palate, the Chateau Julia Chardonnay is characterized by refreshing acidity combined with power and good structure. It offers a fruity mouthfeel and a persistent finish, aspects that contribute to its overall balance and drinkability. The alcohol content is 13.5% Vol., which is typical for this style of wine. This Chardonnay has garnered significant recognition in international wine competitions, reflecting its quality and appeal. It has won several awards, including a Gold Medal at the Citadelles du Vin 2023 in France for the 2022 vintage, a Gold Medal at the Berliner Wine Trophy 2020 in Germany for the 2020 vintage, and a Gold Medal at the Vinalies Internationales 2020 in France for the 2019 vintage. Additionally, it received Silver Medals at Texsom 2020 in Texas and Mundus Vini 2020 in Germany for the 2019 vintage. It is described as a white wine with green and flinty characteristics, and it has received a score of 86/100 from 13 critic review Chateau Julia Amethystos Chardonnay could be an excellent addition to your portfolio, especially for clients who appreciate Chardonnays with a unique profile, free from oak influences. Its awards and recognitions, combined with its favorable price point, make it an attractive option.