Giaconda Nantua Les Deux 2006
Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Chardonnay "Nantua" contains 7% Roussanne. It was fermented in barrel with native yeasts using French oak, 25% new where it remained for 10 months before being bottled unfiltered. Light gold-colored, it offers an alluring bouquet of toast, butter, floral notes, baked apple, and tropical fruits. This is followed by a round, viscous, layered wine with gobs of flavor, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish. It has several years of aging potential and can be enjoyed through 2017.