Eine tolle Bewertung für den Maison Areion Chardonnay 2017 im WINE ADVOCATE:
- 92+ Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Erin Brooks: "The 2017 Chardonnay has lovely scents of tangerine peel, wet stone, cut hay and spring honey with warm golden apple, quince peel, green fruits and baker's yeast. The palate is light to medium-bodied and intense, with a savory fruit core and pretty honey-nut nuances, lifted by juicy acidity and finishing long and honeyed. Lovely!
This is a new label from Nicolas Vonderheyden, whose family runs Château Monbrison in Margaux. "My parents are French, but I lived in the U.S. for 15 years," he explains. "My uncle was running the winery in Margaux until he passed away in the early 1990s. The whole family moved back to France so that my dad could take over management of the château. I love traveling, and I wanted international experience as a winemaker. I really felt connected to California, so I came back in 2009 to intern at Vérité—I worked with Pierre Seillan in the U.S. and in Saint-Émilion." Vonderheyden has since moved back to California, where he leases a small, two-acre vineyard planted to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. He produces about 120 cases of wine under this label. Vonderheyden is also the winemaker for G & C Lurton's new Sonoma County project and their flagship Bordeaux blend, Acaibo."