James Suckling
Hyde de Villaine, 2016 HydeDeVillaine 'Le Début' Chardonnay

"A neatly cut chardonnay with an attractive sense of purity. Featuring bright peaches and nectarines and little in the way of oak or interference. The palate has clarity, focus and persistence, as well as fresh, restrained peaches from front to back. Acidity clasps the finish. Drink now."
Hyde de Villaine, 2016 HydeDeVillaine 'Le Début' Chardonnay

"The 2016 Chardonnay Le Debut is a fabulous entry-level Chardonnay. Deep, pliant and super-expressive, the 2016 is absolutely delicious. The orchard fruit flavors are bold and intense, and yet there is striking aromatic freshness and nuance. Creamy, sensual and impeccably polished, the 2016 is a winner from Hyde de Villaine. The Debut is 100% Calera Clone Chardonnay done in 80% neutral oak and 20% concrete. Don't miss it. Le Debut is the Chardonnay formerly known as De La Guerra."

Hyde de Villaine, 2016 HydeDeVillaine 'Le Début' Chardonnay

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2016 HydeDeVillaine 'Le Début' Chardonnay
Hyde de Villaine

VINEYARDS Sustainably farmed vines that see cool climates and the gentle Carneros winds.

SOIL Shallow loam

VINIFICATION AND AGING The fruit goes through meticulous sorting: on the vine, at the picking bin and at the winery on a state-of-the-art sorting table. HdV’s equipment is custom designed to maximize the use of gravity and minimize the exposure to mechanical pumping.

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