La Masia 2009
Marimar State is a small family winery in the heart of Sonoma, California. It was officially founded in 1986 under the instructions of Marimar Torres, the daughter of Miguel A. Torres from the famous Catalan bodega. Marimar is one of those people who constantly shows a “can do” attitude and, in 1975, keen to conquer the world, she came to California and became the best ambassador for her family’s wines on U.S. soil. She also brought with her the best of Spanish cuisine, aware of the fact that food and wine should be intrinsically linked, providing a heritage that always celebrates the bounty of the Mediterranean diet. This has turned her into one of North America’s best known experts on Spanish cuisine.
Light golden straw yellow.
Opulent aromas. Ripe yellow fruit and very evident stone fruit such as peaches. Aromas of sweet vanillas and pastries.
Dense, with body. Very sweet flavours and new oak. Good structure and enough acidity, making it lighter.
Welcome to the world of “edible” Chardonnays. Born in the Don Miguel organic vineyard, named in honour of the man who was the patriarch of the Torres family, it is located just 15 kms from the Pacific Ocean. This style of wine is rare in Europe but much appreciated in North America. It is a “knife and fork” white wine in every way and should really be enjoyed with food if you want to appreciate the full taste experience it offers. However, this white is well made with a silky finish that softens the still strong influence of the barrel in which it aged. If you prefer to enjoy this beast a little more tamed, it should be left to age in bottle for a few more years.