Setting the scene. Golden evening light filters through the evergreens. 2014 Efeste Lola Chardonnay swirls gently in my glass. Wisps of smoke and the hiss of cooking food emanate from the grill nearby.
Corn, still in the husk, roasts slowly on the grill. Butter, salt, and chopped herbs are ready to adorn the treasured summer vegetable once the charred leaves are peeled away from the steamed and smoky kernels.
The Chardonnay was chosen for its full body and delicate nature. This particular example showcases a deft hand with oak allowing the nuanced apple and white flower notes to come forward finishing with juicy acidity.