Top 10 Chardonnays over £208th January, 2014 by Gabriel Savage
10. Torres Milmanda 2012
Not many people would expect a list of top Chardonnays to kick off with a Spanish example, but this wine is just one of several tools that Torres uses to make wine lovers reconsider the scope of the Iberian peninsular.
Milmanda takes its name from the historic estate in Conca de Barberà, which includes a 75-hectare plot at 500-metres altitude that is used by the Torres family to produce this distinctive Chardonnay.
From these deep, silt-rich soils that lie on top of a limestone base, refreshed by cool nights and a slight maritime influence, Torres produces a golden-hued expression of Chardonnay, which manages to be both rich and vivacious.