This is an excellent buy for the unoaked Chardonnay lover or wine drinker who doesn't even think he/she likes Chardonnay. The nose and the palate are similar, offering notes of subtle tropical fruits, apricots, peaches, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is round and creamy with acidity that lifts the fruit, and and a balanced finish. The Chardonnay “Comtesse de Marion” is vinified in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks in order to preserve the aromas and flavors achieved with the family’s dedication and commitment to the vineyard work. To further preserve the wine’s freshness and liveliness, malolactic fermentation is blocked.